Daily Kos: Komen Foundation official deletes evidence of anti-choice bias from Twitter
The Susan G. Komen Foundation, and its senior vice president of public policy, Karen Handel, who is “staunchly and unequivocally pro-life,” have been getting beat up pretty bad for the blatantly political decision to stop funding cancer screen and prevention at Planned Parenthood.
It appears that yesterday, Handel signed on to the “cry me a freaking river” sentiment on Twitter that anti-choicers are gleefully expressing because nothing makes them happier than women dying of cancer if it means sticking it to the nation’s biggest provider of health care to women.
Here’s the tweet –
Apparently cutting women off from health care shouldn’t evoke emotions. I disagree. The tragedy of underserved populations unable to get breast exams and other care is a tragedy.
Since the organization has serious qualms about actually pursuing it goals of preventing breast cancer, it is only logical that giving to the organization is a poor move if that is your concern.
I further suggest that wearing a pink ribbon is a sign of support for an organization that has lost its way, and lacks the courage to act in support of women’s rights.
Perhaps, a different color ribbon signifying actual committment?
- Komen Foundation official deletes evidence of anti-choice bias from Twitter (dailykos.com)
- Meet the Komen Exec Behind the Planned Parenthood Defunding [Video] (jezebel.com)
- Susan B. Komen and Planned Parenthood (catsnjammer64.wordpress.com)
- Follow Up of the Day: Susan G. Komen Backlash (thedailywh.at)
- The Pink Badge of Cowardice (tbogg.firedoglake.com)
- Komen pro-life VP promised to defund Planned Parenthood, and they have (americablog.com)
- Susan G. Komen Foundation ditches Planned Parenthood, still not good enough for anti-choicers (dailykos.com)
- Susan G. Komen Official Resigned in Protest Over Planned Parenthood Cut-Off (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Backlash over Komen-Planned Parenthood flap (cbsnews.com)