Planned Bullyhood: Revisiting Planned Parenthood’s attempts to destroy the Komen Foundation

We’ve known for a long time that Planned Parenthood kills babies for a living, systematically hides statutory rape and sex trafficking, encourages kids to have all sorts of out-of-wedlock sex and pretends that it can be done without risks, and more.  But until last year we didn’t realize that this allegedly pro-women group would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably. How anti-women is that?

Please read Komen Insider’s New Book Exposes How Planned Parenthood Bullied It for more, and remember that they get hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds each year and that countless false teachers support PP.  It takes a special kind of evil to do what they did, but what should we expect from professional baby-killers?

Karen Handel, former Senior Vice President for the breast cancer group Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the author of a new book, Planned Bullyhood.

Hitting bookshelves tomorrow, the new book is a behind-the-scenes exposé of Planned Parenthood’s ruthless, orchestrated efforts to take down Komen in February for making a decision to revoke its funding for the abortion business.

Planned Bullyhood: The Truth Behind the Headlines About the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle With Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the title of the tome and it will be an eye-opening experience for readers. Handel was intimately involved in the decision-making process that led to de-funding Planned Parenthood and she was excoriated by the press and pro-abortion activists for doing so.

A lead-in promotional for the book set the stage this way:

In 2011, Susan G. Komen for the Cure was growing weary of the “pink” being tarnished by its health grants to Planned Parenthood (PPH), whose many controversies were fueling backlash against Komen. They wanted to remove themselves from the pro-life/abortion debate and made what they thought was a rational, reasonable decision: seek neutral ground in the culture war by severing ties with Planned Parenthood—and in turn, eliminate a major headache while opening a new, robust fund-raising channel.

Karen Handel, the organization’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, was tasked with identifying options to disengage. In November, the Komen management and board decided to move forward.

Komen believed that they and PPH had made a “gentle ladies” pact, agreeing to part ways amicably and acknowledging that a media firestorm was in no one’s best interest. Yet, six weeks later, PPH unleashed a media campaign so viral and so seamlessly executed that it must have been in the works for some time. PPH attacked Komen against the backdrop of the Obama administration’s clash with the Catholic Church over contraception. After just three days, following hysterical cries that “Komen was abandoning women,” Komen capitulated and reversed course. Handel—a lifelong pro-life Republican who was raised Catholic—was immediately made the target. She resigned within days of Komen’s reversal. Liberals called her a right-wing Trojan horse. The pro-life community hailed her as a hero. She insists she is neither.

. . .

Because Komen’s staff and employees were spending an extraordinary amount of time responding to complaints about its grants given to Planned Parenthood –  “pass through” grants that were supposedly intended for breast cancer screening and education but merely had the abortion giant refer women to other agencies — Komen made the decision to halt funding. Citing the fact that Planned Parenthood only provided manual exams and referred patients elsewhere when mammograms were indicated, Komen said it would not fund future pass-through grants to the abortion agency.

. . .

“Although Komen had given Planned Parenthood millions of dollars over a period of two decades, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards was furious,” Malec recalls. “She spent the next six weeks quietly organizing a brutal political attack on her former friends at Komen.”

With the media, top Democrats in Congress, and other pro-abortion groups standing by their side, Planned Parenthood attacked Komen so heavily that, after three days of being battered by liberals and the media, Komen’s founder, Nancy Goodman Brinker, as Malec describes it, “wilted under pressure and capitulated to her tormenters.”

. . .

Today, Komen funds Planned Parenthood — despite the fact that abortion is linked to breast cancer and that carrying a pregnancy to term, especially at an earlier age, helps reduce the breast cancer risk.

“Komen’s grants directed to Planned Parenthood represent a conflict of interest for the breast cancer group,” Malec says. “According to medical texts and medical authorities, accepted risk factors for breast cancer include childlessness, small family size, delaying a first full term pregnancy, and little or no breastfeeding. Planned Parenthood sells women abortions, abortifacient drugs and contraceptives – all of which cause women to forfeit the protective effect of full term pregnancy.”

 

6 thoughts on “Planned Bullyhood: Revisiting Planned Parenthood’s attempts to destroy the Komen Foundation

  1. When the story came out last year I was flabbergasted. A breast cancer organization gave funds to fight breast cancer. When they learned that one of their recipients didn’t fight breast cancer, but simply referred women to someone who could, they opted not to spend their funds on that organization. At this point, it is fiscal responsibility. It is not about abortion, ideology, or Planned Parenthood. So why would a “pro-woman” organization that doesn’t actually directly help women on the issues that the Komen Foundation does care if the Komen Foundation moved that funding? I find it mind boggling.

    And, Glenn, I found it interesting that PP started out as a contraception project and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, was ANTI-ABORTION.

    • Stan,
      Yes, Sanger’s ideology was just a wee bit different, but her idea of contraception included sterilization. He main reason for contraception was to prevent more “human weeds” from being born. She was a racist eugenicist. Abortion was the natural outgrowth of the philosophy.

  2. I think the Komen Foundation did a pretty good job of destroying themselves. It was bad enough that they supported PP, but when they caved under pressure it was the end for me.
    On top of that they gave to PP because they had suplus funds. I know people who gave regulary to Komen because they were led to believe there was a desperate need. Some of these people gave money that they could gave used themselves, what a slap in the gace

    • That was the part that got me. If Komen has so much cash that they can afford to hand over piles of it to a gaggle of baby killers, what the heck are they doing holding fundraisers and soliciting donations?

      Believe me I thought about this a lot in the immediate aftermath of my mother’s death, being that she died of cancer. Her obituary named SGK as one of the charities people could donate to in her name.

      I made a point, however, of steering mourners away from this “charity.” I will never support them again. I doubt my mother knew what they were doing with her donations and fundraised-dollars donated while she was alive.

      As you point out, they not only were giving money to a completely unrelated caused, but seem to have spines of linguini too. I couldn’t decide whether to be madder at them, or at Planned Parenthood itself for pressuring SGK, despite having a portion of our tax dollars shoveled at them every year.

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