Friday, February 3, 2012

Komen reversal shows it worthy of contempt

This bunch of bitches and whores don't deserve a penny of your money. Just how craven and cynical they are is clear from their reversal of the earlier decision to defund Planned Parenthood cancer screenings:
Komen reverses move to cut Planned Parenthood funding | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Susan G. Komen for the Cure said on Friday it was retreating from a decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides abortion and birth control services, and apologized for a move that thrust the world's largest breast cancer charity into a deeply politicized controversy.

Komen had said earlier this week it would cease to fund grants for breast cancer screening to Planned Parenthood under new eligibility rules that preclude grants to groups under investigation by U.S. authorities.

The move sparked a massive outcry among supporters of both groups, who believe Komen came under pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen also faced dissent within its ranks from local chapter leaders.

"We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women`s lives," Komen said in a statement on Friday."
If you want to reward this caliber of people running a public charity, be our guest. But if there's one thing worse than a political opportunist charity, it's one that follows an odious decision with complete capitulation -- without acknowledging that the organization is still run by right-wing nuts.

The Koman organization doesn't deserve contributions from anyone who's serious about the health of women, or anyone for that matter. It's just a slush fund for compassion hustlers to pay themselves 6-figure salaries.

This is what happens when people elevate style and marketing over substance.

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