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February 1, 2012

Komen defunds Planned Parenthood breast exams


That will teach those slutty, slut sluts trying to get reasonably-priced breast exams at Planned Parenthood -- let 'em get cancer!

Via The Washington Post:
The Associated Press reports that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, will cut off its funding to Planned Parenthood affiliates, where the foundation has traditionally paid for preventive screening services.

According to the AP, the move will mean “a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams.” Planned Parenthood confirms that Komen is the first, and only, organization to cut off funding since the Congress began debating the issue in earnest last winter.

Komen said it could not continue to fund Planned Parenthood because it has adopted new guidelines that bar it from funding organizations under congressional investigation. The House oversight and investigations subcommittee announced in the fall an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s funding.
Notice this was done under new guidelines that they adopted. What's also new is their senior vice president, Karen Handel, who ran for governor of Georgia on a platform of defunding Planned Parenthood.

Just another anti-choicer who doesn't really give a shit about women.

What can you do?

Via Shakesville:
Call your local Komen office (find yours here) and let them know what you think of their new funding guidelines. Donate to your community's Planned Parenthood (find yours here) and ask that your gift be put toward unfunded breast health care. And breast-havers, do your annual self-exam!

5 comments:

Heir to the Throne said...

Which Planned Parenthood clinics offer breast exams as opposed to referrals?
Busted: US senator falsely claims Planned Parenthood performs mammograms

Maria Lupinacci said...

Where in my post does it say "mammograms"?

It says breast exams.

EdHeath said...

HTTT, where in that "Busted" article does it say Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms? It just says that there are centers for Medicaid and Medicare patients that perform breast exams (which I believe generally means mammograms). But Republicans at the federal and state level are trying to and often succeeding in gutting Medicaid, which means you will get your wish, more women will die from breast cancer.

Oh yeah, the article also says that the state of Michigan lies to women, doesn't tell them that Planned Parenthood offers Breast Cancer exams (mammograms). Because the Republican Governor of Michigan apparently has decided to kill poor women in that state.

Maria Lupinacci said...

FYI to everyone: Breast exams and mammograms are not the same thing.

Alley James said...

Is that breast exam for parent hood is free of cost or only rich people can avail this facility.