The reason I am not letting this die, as obnoxious as that may be, is because my mom started a team 6 years ago that I joined 2 years ago that has raised close to 100,000 dollars. My mom has done 8 walks (480 miles) and I have done 120 over 2 walks since my grandma died of breast cancer. It is an issue that I care about alot, and over the last 5 years funding from susan g komen has given to Planned parenthood has given172,000 underprivileged women (2 or 3 football stadiums) free breast screenings
If sentimentality and astounding numbers, we can always go the shitstorm route, because of this bitch named Karen Handle (ran for governor of georgia, staunchly pro-life with a public vendetta against planned parenthood, got Sarah Palin's endorsement), became the senior vice president of the foundation and is responsible for all of this. Scroll down for rant.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is trying its very hardest to prove to its supporters that it didn't decide to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood because of an internal or external right wing political agenda, which is steaming, obvious bullshit. Now, it turns out that people from inside Komen confirm that the decision was a political one, and the politics of Komen are swinging wildly to the right thanks to the metastasized ideology of Karen Handel, former Mama Grizzly, failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate, and longtime anti-Planned Parenthood crusader.
On February 2, 2012, Jeffrey Goldberg reported in The Atlantic that "three sources with direct knowledge of the Komen decision-making process told me that the rule was adopted in order to create an excuse to cut-off Planned Parenthood." Goldberg further reports that his sources indicated "The decision to create a rule that would cut funding to Planned Parenthood, according to these sources, was driven by the organization's new senior vice-president for public policy, Karen Handel, a former gubernatorial candidate from Georgia who is staunchly anti-abortion and who has said that since she is "pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood."" The Atlantic, 2 Feb 2012
And if this woman didn't do enough to make me livid, look what she retweeted but promptly deleted, as advised by somebody with half a brain I am sure
Remember when the signatures were the same shade as the posts, and you used to be able to trick people. And if you are reading this, it is my sig.... Those were the days.