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Breaking: Komen apologizes, says they will continue funding Planned Parenthood

The Komen Board of Directors and Founding CEO Nancy G. Brinker just released a statement in response to the massive outcry following their decision to stop directing funds to Planned Parenthood, most of which went to breast cancer screenings. Komen claims the decision was not political, and that they will continue funding Planned Parenthood:

The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.

Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by ...

The Komen Board of Directors and Founding CEO Nancy G. Brinker just released a statement in response to the massive outcry following their decision to stop directing funds to Planned Parenthood, most of which went to ...

Women’s health care shouldn’t be at the mercy of Komen or Bloomberg

As Samhita mentioned yesterday, in response to the Komen fiasco, Mayor Bloomberg is matching donations to Planned Parenthood up to $250,000. While he’s probably contributing the biggest chunk of change, Bloomberg is hardly the only supporter rallying to Planned Parenthood’s aid. Just 24 hours after Komen announced they were pulling their funding, Planned Parenthood had raised nearly enough to offset the loss.

That’s wonderful. Bloomberg is kind of the worst on some issues, but he has been a strong and consistent defender of reproductive rights. I’m thrilled he put some of his money where his mouth is in this case. And it’s also been truly heartening to see how quickly and passionately regular folks have mobilized to defend Planned ...

As Samhita mentioned yesterday, in response to the Komen fiasco, Mayor Bloomberg is matching donations to Planned Parenthood up to $250,000. While he’s probably contributing the biggest chunk of change, Bloomberg is hardly the only supporter ...

Three reasons I wish I could quit you, Susan G. Komen!

Yesterday, Lori  blogged the then-breaking news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would stop funding Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings, bowing to pressure from ironically named “pro-life” groups and their ironically named “pro-life” new Vice-President, Karen Handel. Handel unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Texas Georgia on an anti-Planned Parenthood platform, saying “Let me be clear, since I am pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood.” Since the Foundation’s cuts will mean a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars that would have gone to breast exams, these organizations and this Handel, are less pro-life and more anti-life, pro-cancer and, ultimately pro-death.

Of course, people are encouraging ...

Yesterday, Lori  blogged the then-breaking news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would stop funding Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings, bowing to pressure from ironically named “pro-life” groups and their ironically named “pro-life” ...

Breaking: Komen Foundation pulls breast cancer screening funds from Planned Parenthood

What sad and disturbing news. From the Washington Post comes breaking news that will affect hundreds of thousands of dollars in women’s health funding:

“The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.

The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams.” [Emphasis mine.]

The infamous pink Bible “controversy” (in which pink bibles that were being sold to benefit Susan B. Komen for Breast Cancer Awareness were pulled from the shelves because of ties to Planned Parenthood) most likely ...

What sad and disturbing news. From the Washington Post comes breaking news that will affect hundreds of thousands of dollars in women’s health funding:

“The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is ...

What We Missed

Samhita and I went to a panel on Friday for Planned Parenthood’s new 2012 elections campaign (which I’m doing some work with them on) where amazing pro-choice celebs Julianne Moore, Gabrielle Union, America Ferrera and Maggie Gyllenhaal told us why they support Planned Parenthood. And naturally, they were all very swoon-worthy.

In case you didn’t catch the debate last week, Gingrich and Romney both supported getting rid of bilingual ballots.

An anonymous former associate of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul told WaPo that — surprise, surprise — Paul did indeed sign off on the ridiculously bigoted newsletters back in the day, to build the business further ...

Samhita and I went to a panel on Friday for Planned Parenthood’s new 2012 elections campaign (which I’m doing some work with them on) where amazing pro-choice celebs Julianne Moore, Gabrielle Union, America ...

Planned Parenthood launches campaign targeting 2012 candidates

Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s president Cecile Richards held a blogger call yesterday on the launch of their new campaign and website around the 2012 elections, Women Are Watching.

Launched just this morning, the website and action center serves as a hub for updates on anti-choice candidates, current dangerous state legislation and offers ways supporters can get involved in on- and offline efforts to change the landscape of the current abysmal state of reproductive rights in the country:

Women are Watching is Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s 2012 campaign to educate women across the country about the unprecedented attacks on women’s health and where candidates stand on pivotal health care issues, empower women to hold anti-women’s health ...

Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s president Cecile Richards held a blogger call yesterday on the launch of their new campaign and website around the 2012 elections, Women Are Watching.

Launched just this morning, the website and ...

PPNYC Ticket Giveaway: Spend the night with Lizz Winstead

At her comedy show to benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City, that is.

Next Thursday, the Daily Show co-creator is making a stop on her “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You!” tour to NYC, and we’ve got some tickets to give away!

In addition to Lizz’s awesomeness, the show at Gramercy Theatre will include other bad-ass women like Sandra Bernhard, Lisa Lampanelli, Joan Walsh of Salon, and musical guest Ambrosia Parsley. In short, it’s going to be one big, hilarious pro-choice party.

Now, on to the trivia! PPNYC has graciously offered us two tickets to give away to Feministing readers, so I will grant free tickets to the first two people that email me with the ...

At her comedy show to benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City, that is.

Next Thursday, the Daily Show co-creator is making a stop on her “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You!” tour to NYC, ...

What We Missed

The sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be dropped.

Canada opposition leader Jack Layton passed away this morning.

A judge in North Carolina has ruled that Planned Parenthood’s funding be restored. Awesome.

Tom Petty sends Michele Bachmann a “cease and desist” letter for using his song, “American Girl” on her campaign trail.

The Black Girl Project has announced a call for submissions for it’s first ever Sisterhood Summit in October.

16 reasons why the Family Research Council is a hate group.

I love you, Courtney Martin: “If stripping a white dude in uniform of his authority via the visceral power that comes from dancing with your girls ...

The sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be dropped.

Canada opposition leader Jack Layton passed away this morning.

A judge in North Carolina has ruled that Planned Parenthood’s funding be ...

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