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Komen sees 22% decline in donations following Planned Parenthood funding controversy

Posted by on Jan. 7, 2014 at 6:42 AM
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Jan. 6, 2014 (LiveActionNews.org) - The Race for the Cure has hit a wall. Breast Cancer giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been embroiled in funding controversies, and a new report shows that its revenue is plummeting, not only for its once-popular race, but also for its organization at large.

Reports show that Komen experienced a 22% drop in donations in the year after the controversy over its grants to Planned Parenthood. Reports also showed that “fewer people took part in its fundraising Races for the Cure across the country. The organization announced last summer that it would cancel half of its three-day charity walks for this year because of a drop in participation.”

Komen donates about $700,000 to the abortion giant for “breast cancer screenings,” which don’t include actual mammograms. Planned Parenthood facilities aren’t even licensed to perform mammograms, nor do they have the proper equipment to do them. Still, Komen persists in donating money for screenings. And it's begun to hurt the breast cancer research organization in the pocketbook.

Early in 2012, news of Komen’s funding to Planned Parenthood became widespread, causing Komen to distance itself from Planned Parenthood—for three days. In that time, Planned Parenthood demanded a resurrection. Taking to the power of social networking and using its bullying skills, the abortion provider accomplished two things: It got Komen to reverse its decision and continue to fund them, and it helped the abortion provider raise about $3 million more with its pitiful pathos that made Americans give out of sympathy.

While the funding fiasco of early 2012 is what brought this issue to the forefront, Komen’s real mistake was filtering funds through the nation’s largest provider of abortions, which didn’t provide mammograms, the most common and accurate way of detecting breast cancer. Komen’s unwise decision was one that would inevitably cause it problems.

Several problems exist in the Komen/Planned Parenthood dysfunctional relationship.

First, the obvious problem is that Komen is supposed to be providing help for women with breast cancer. To use a middle man to get women the most immediate attention is irresponsible, at best; it’s deadly, at worst.

Second, numerous studies have shown there is a correlation between abortion and incidences of breast cancer. The most recent meta-analysis published last month reports that “Compared to people without any history of [induced abortion], an increased risk of breast cancer was observed among females who had at least one [induced abortion].” You can read more on that here.

Third, Planned Parenthood has lied repeatedly. Few remember what Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said back when she was busy doing cyber-bullying of Komen. As Planned Parenthood raked in $3 million extra as it pleaded for sympathy because it was losing Komen’s donations, Richards said the extra outpouring of public  donations would allow them to “expand our breast care work beyond our wildest dreams.”

However, some dreams look more like fantasies. As its recent annual report showed, even the limited breast health services the abortion provider did offer are declining, not rising. In 2011, the organization reported doing  639,384 breast exams; however, in its 2012 report, it shows 549,804 such exams.

What Komen found is that in its lifesaving mission, it partnered with the angel of death. And in the end, Planned Parenthood got richer while Komen has lost millions of dollars in donations and corporate sponsors.

As the saying goes, “When you dance with the devil, the devil don’t change… the devil changes you.” One can hope that Komen chooses a better dance partner for its next performance.

Reprinted with permission from LiveActionNews.org.

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Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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My family and I participate in this race every year on Mother's Day. Where I live, it surely has not declined in participation.  It is packed. We have to get there two hours early to even find a remote parking spot.

I will make sure to double my donation and geting people to participate this year. Thanks for the heads up.

candlegal
by Judy on Jan. 7, 2014 at 8:37 AM

You are welcome :)


I don't think the people that show up for the race would be the ones not participating, it would be the ones that donate.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

My family and I participate in this race every year on Mother's Day. Where I live, it surely has not declined in participation.  It is packed. We have to get there two hours early to even find a remote parking spot.

I will make sure to double my donation and geting people to participate this year. Thanks for the heads up.


LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jan. 7, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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I don't go out of my way to avoid the pink logo, but if there isn't a great bargain I don't boher purchasing those items now.
Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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You have to donate to race. I am going to make sure I get more people to donate and walk with me this year.  We had a pretty good size last year.

I also hope I can volunteer this summer at Planned Parenthood.

Quoting candlegal:

You are welcome :)


I don't think the people that show up for the race would be the ones not participating, it would be the ones that donate.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

My family and I participate in this race every year on Mother's Day. Where I live, it surely has not declined in participation.  It is packed. We have to get there two hours early to even find a remote parking spot.

I will make sure to double my donation and geting people to participate this year. Thanks for the heads up.



Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Neither do I. Very little of the money goes to breast cancer. I like doing the walks with my family and we donate in addition throughout the year. 

Quoting LauraKW: I don't go out of my way to avoid the pink logo, but if there isn't a great bargain I don't boher purchasing those items now.


Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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Here is another link which states while though there was a decline the numbers are stabilizing. And it is not that shocking in this economy.  Many charities ahve seen a decline.

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/01/susan-g-komen-donations-plummet-after-planned-parenthood-decision-98853.html

candlegal
by Judy on Jan. 7, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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I am sure that is part of it.   In this obama economy, no one seems to have an extra $$$$$.  :)

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

Here is another link which states while though there was a decline the numbers are stabilizing. And it is not that shocking in this economy.  Many charities ahve seen a decline.

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/01/susan-g-komen-donations-plummet-after-planned-parenthood-decision-98853.html


lga1965
by on Jan. 7, 2014 at 9:11 AM
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What Komen found is that in its lifesaving mission, it partnered with the angel of death. And in the end, Planned Parenthood got richer while Komen has lost millions of dollars in donations and corporate sponsors.

As the saying goes, “When you dance with the devil, the devil don’t change… the devil changes you.” One can hope that Komen chooses a better dance partner for its next performance.

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THIS, above,  is so disgusting and vile . PP offers so many helpful health exams and counseling and inexpensive BC but,instead ,the website  only concentrates on the few abortions they perform. I am amazed that this website ( a Pro-Life group) is still alllowed to publish and spew their controlling, dictatorial garbage.

Obviously I am PRO-Choice. As I have said MANY times, I would never have an abortion but I won't tell anyone else what to do. I am not egotistical and controlling; therefore,I won't insist on making my choice the rule for everyone else. Everyone should have a CHOICE.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Jan. 7, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Yep.

In the past, I have also run the race and donated funds.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

You have to donate to race. I am going to make sure I get more people to donate and walk with me this year.  We had a pretty good size last year.

I also hope I can volunteer this summer at Planned Parenthood.

Quoting candlegal:

You are welcome :)


I don't think the people that show up for the race would be the ones not participating, it would be the ones that donate.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

My family and I participate in this race every year on Mother's Day. Where I live, it surely has not declined in participation.  It is packed. We have to get there two hours early to even find a remote parking spot.

I will make sure to double my donation and geting people to participate this year. Thanks for the heads up.




Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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My oldest had us start doing it several years ago.  A good friend of her had a mother who passed away from breast cancer when she was 42 and her daughter was 12. So, my oldest asked us if we could do it and we have been doing iton mothers day every year since.

Quoting Sisteract:

Yep.

In the past, I have also run the race and donated funds.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

You have to donate to race. I am going to make sure I get more people to donate and walk with me this year.  We had a pretty good size last year.

I also hope I can volunteer this summer at Planned Parenthood.

Quoting candlegal:

You are welcome :)


I don't think the people that show up for the race would be the ones not participating, it would be the ones that donate.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

My family and I participate in this race every year on Mother's Day. Where I live, it surely has not declined in participation.  It is packed. We have to get there two hours early to even find a remote parking spot.

I will make sure to double my donation and geting people to participate this year. Thanks for the heads up.





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