Susan G. Komen Gun Proves They Can't Reverse the Stigma They Created

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The Susan G. Komen Foundation used to stand for something good, but their techniques of late -- and especially their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood -- have made many of us question any of their motives at all. And even though they announced today that they will continue funding Planned Parenthood, the damage is done.

Yes, Komen has caved under the enormous pressure from most of America, but no matter what founder Nancy Brinker CLAIMS, the original decision was made for political reasons and has tarnished them forever. Because of the decision, all of the hypocritical decisions they have made have come to light. And it's mind blowing.

The Foundation partnered with the manufacturer of a hand gun. Yes, you read that right. There is a Susan G. Komen HAND GUN, people. And they are worried about women making decisions for their own bodies (abortion makes up only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood services, by the way). If this is the way this organization runs, then we all need to seriously look at whether they truly are best for women and fighting breast cancer.

As a daughter of a woman who lost her battle with breast cancer, I have always been a little wary of the organization myself. There was nothing "pretty" or "pinky feminine" about my experience with the disease that permanently altered my life.

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But even more, women in domestic abuse relationships die from hand guns every year. In fact, gunshot wounds are the third leading cause of injury death for men and women. That is caring about women's health?

But handguns don't bother these raging hypocrites. Abortions do. They will try to couch it in bipartisan terms and assure us that it isn't a political decision, but anyone who believes them might be willing to also buy a bridge in Arizona.

When Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO, is a noted Republican and Karen Handel, another top official, once ran for governor on an anti-choice platform, it's pretty clear they are lying hypocrites. But the idea that an organization who is affiliated with Penn State amidst their scandal, buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and HAND GUNS would get self-righteous about Planned Parenthood is sickening.

They may have reversed their decision, but the damage is done with me. My money will go elsewhere, either directly to Planned Parenthood or to another Breast Cancer organization. The Komen Foundation is finished and I only wonder what Susan would think about how far her sister has fallen short of her promise.

Do you forgive the Komen Foundation in light of the decision to continue funding?

 

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nonmember avatar Tippi

I supported their decision to stop funding PP. Now that they have not stood up to the liberal media I have lost all respect for them.

Tippi... Tippi2112

Too bad they don't have a backbone.

nonmember avatar charlotte

If people want to minimize the number of abortions, why don't they SUPPORT Planned Parenthood? If you take away funding for free or reduced-priced contraception, that leads to more unintended pregnancies. I never get how reducing their ability to do good will reduce the number of abortions; it is illogical.

nonmember avatar shishi

I'm glad they reversed their decision to support a pro-life for already-born women position. I will never look at them the same, but at least women can be helped and lives saved in the interim.

nonmember avatar qwerty

@Tippi - So when they caved to pressure from the anti-choicers that was having a backbone, but caving to pressure from pro-choicers is not? typical anti-choice hypocrisy.

Loref... Lorefield

True to form, pro-lifers are only interested in saving lives when it tramples women's rights to their bodies.


Once out of the womb, here's a pretty pink gun to solve your problems with!


 

D-Shi-85 D-Shi-85

Oh goodness. Another one of these. You REALLY think if you get rid of guns, you'll get rid of domestic abuse? because that's what i read. HILARIOUS. Really. tell me something else funny, make my day.


This is the most idiotic argument i have possibly ever seen on any blog anywhere. Get over yourself honey, and kiss my pink glock.

amand... amandasmomma

I seriously don't know what you are on about here.


Hand guns are bad for women's health?  Guns don't kill people...people kill people with guns, but MORE people kill people with CARS (and poinsioning, according to your own link above)...would you be ranting if Susan G Komen partnered with an automobile maker?


 

nonmember avatar MML

@amandasmomma - You're absolutely correct! I'm not seeing the issue with a pink hand gun at all. I guess it was unjustifiable fodder for some hardly coherent rambling

Loref... Lorefield

Who the heck said that getting rid of guns would end domestic abuse? 


It was pointed out though, that many abuse victims are ultimately killed by guns in their own homes. Women are 5 times more likely to be killed by their abuser if there is a gun in the house.


What I would really like to know is, what does Komen think it is supporting by making a "breast cancer awareness gun"???


Are ya gonna shoot the cancer out? 

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