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Top Komen Staffer Quit Over Policy Targetting Planned Parenthood

February 3, 2012 • Family Planning, United States, Daily Email Recap

Over the last several days there has been an epic firestorm of controversy and outrage over a decision recently made by the Susan G. Komen Foundation — to eliminate breast-cancer screening grants to Planned Parenthood. You can see RH Reality Checks full coverage of the issue here: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/tag/komen-vs-planned-parenthood

For the article in question, click here: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/02/02/top-komen-staffer-quit-over-policy-targetting-planned-parenthood-others-point-to-

Top Komen Staffer Quit Over Policy Targetting Planned Parenthood; Others Point to Politics Behind Decision

by Jodi Jacobson, Editor-in-Chief, RH Reality Check

February 2, 2012 – 11:22am (Print)

Writing in The Atlantic today, Jeffrey Goldberg provides substance to what most of us already knew: the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to eliminate breast-cancer screening grants to Planned Parenthood affiliates was politically motivated.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to put these things together:

  • Komen hires Karen Handel, far-right former GOP Georgia gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in part on de-funding Planned Parenthood, Healthy Babies Initiatives and other services for poor women, and who has openly expressed hostility with Planned Parenthood’s “mission.”
  • Koman puts on their board Jane Abraham, Chair of the Susan B. Anthony List, major anti-choice political organization, for which de-funding Planned Parenthood is a major goal, and which engages in misinformation campaigns about Planned Parenthood funding, services, abortion and breast cancer links, and other issues.
  • Both of the above are strongly allied with groups boycotting Planned Parenthood.

To read the full article, please click here: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/02/02/top-komen-staffer-quit-over-policy-targetting-planned-parenthood-others-point-to-


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