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Susan G. Komen
Elkilearned nothing, and forgotten nothingModerator, ClubPAmod
Susan G. Komen Foundation -responsible for pink ribbons, funder for cancer screening/research- has decided it will no longer be providing Planned Parenthood with $680,000 in grants because of a brand new rule that it adopted. The rule prohibits funding for organizations under government investigation, and the only casualty of this rule is PP. SGK claimed that politics had nothing to do with its decision, and the internet promptly called bullshit.
Now it's a day and many hours later and the result seems to be that SGK has, overnight, lost its image as a non-partisan/political organization, PP has raised about $900,000, and SGK is also claiming a funding spike but without providing any real numbers.
I don't doubt SGK's claims, but the funding is probably not equivalent. PP provides health services to women, and the funding spike they're getting is almost entirely from people who believe strongly in funding women's health. SGK is getting a pro-life funding spike, but they're a cancer cure/prevention organization. And when you're a cancer organization that's getting funding because of a perceived stance against abortion/contraception, then you've fucked somewhere along the way.
Currently my Facebook is awash on PP advertising, from my female friends. The kind the says "this is what planned parenthood does for me." The kind of advertising you can't pay for.