HolyCoast: Komen Sees a 100% Increase in Donations Following Decision to Drop Planned Parenthood

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Komen Sees a 100% Increase in Donations Following Decision to Drop Planned Parenthood

The media is playing up the fact that Planned Parenthood has picked up a bunch of donations after their funding was dropped by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  I think that's fine because the more private donations they get the less of a case they have for any public funding from taxpayer dollars.

However, there are two sides to this issue and although Komen is being demonized throughout the media, people are showing their appreciation as well:
In the wake of this week’s announcement that Susan G. Komen for the Cure will no longer be awarding grants to Planned Parenthood, the breast cancer organization’s donations have gone up 100 percent in the last two days.

On a Thursday conference call Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO of the Komen Foundation, told reporters that the organization is “singularly focused” on combating breast cancer, and that the politics of the decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood has been distracting from their mission.

Nevertheless, since cutting ties, Brinker announced that Komen’s donations have gone up in the last two days — by 100 percent.

“Our donations are up 100 percent in the past two days. With all of the emotion around these issues — which we understand, we get emotional too, we do this every single day of our lives,” Brinker said, explaining that they do not make decisions to be popular, they make them to fight cancer.
I still think it will be very interesting to see what happens when October comes around, the month that has been celebrated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month for many years now. Pink ribbons are everywhere - even on the White House. What will happen now that Komen is on the outs with the politically correct crowd? I can't wait to find out.

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