Update: “Komen backs down, apologizes, pledges to fund Planned Parenthood.”

Via on Jan 31, 2012

Update! “Komen apologizes for ‘recent decisions,’ pledges to continue funding Planned Parenthood.”

Update: Komen’s rankings and support are collapsing.

Image: Susan G. Komen Website Banner Hacked Last Night:

Updates: Susan G. Komen charity turns right, pulls funding for breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood.

“Thank you for cutting off funding to cancer screening programs in order to prove that you are pro-life.”

GOP in the house!

Update: Great summary here. Donations are pouring in to Planned Parenthood. I think at this point, given this new info, we can safely call for a protest against Komen’s new politically-motivated leaders. ~ ed.

I try really hard to respect all political persuasions. It’s really hard today.

Congratulations, Republicans: you’ve just got America’s leading Breast Cancer charity up against America’s leading women’s healthcare service provider.

Via Fox News: The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams.

Hope you’re happy: less breast cancer screenings for American women!

Click image for source: “Things that cannot screen for breast cancer and things that can.

And for those who are yelling about PP not doing mammograms, “screenings” are not just mammograms.  ”Screenings” are also breast exams, which are the first line of defense. Those breast exams are done every time a woman has a pelvic exam, which she needs in order to get birth control or STI testing. Get it together. Semantics do not change the facts.”

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Update: “Komen backs down, apologizes, pledges to fund Planned Parenthood.””

  1. [...] No more breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood thanks to GOP activists? No problem, Fox & Friends reminds us: get thee, po’folk, to Walgreens. [...]

  2. joqatana says:

    And a Pelvic Exam is the ONLY way to screen for Cervical cancer. Let's not forget that.

  3. [...] one too—to atone mistakes, to apologize deeply and forgive even deeper, to walk barefoot, dance naked, read Mirabai and Dickens, and invent [...]

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