Saturday, February 04, 2012

Komen's Epic Fail

Boy am I glad I don't run PR for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This past week has been nothing but a complete and total debacle.

First, pulling it's funding from Planned Parenthood because of an investigation launched by Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns, a hard core anti-choice member of congress.

After feeling a shit ton of heat, SGK backed down stating:

"We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives. 

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."  (Right. Got it.)

Anyway.. So, now they have reversed their decision and things have gone back to the way they were before, right? Wrong. Oh, so wrong.

All they have done is alert people (who didn't take time to research,) to what they actually do with their money. Facebook is now a flutter with all of the anti-choicers pissed off because they didn't know that when they raised money and showed up to "Race for the Cure," they were actually supporting abortion.

They're dropping like flies Komen, I believe this is what you call a lose/lose situation.

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