Well, today we heard that Karen Handel resigned from the Susan G Komen Foundation. http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/07/us/komen-executive-resigns/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

It seems to me that the Komen Foundation is doing some MAJOR back peddling once again. Granted, none of us will know if they will fund Planned Parenthood in the future….but it seems to me like the organization is what we call ‘between a rock and a hard place’.

What surprises me the most is that Nancy Brinker herself wrote a memoir that defended Planned Parenthood (www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/07/susan-komen-nancy-brinker-memoir-ppfa-women_n_1258761.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003) but seemed to forget all about that fact when she went on all those interviews this past week. I dont see how someone could forget what they supported just a couple of years ago (2010) but so it goes with political issues.

I want to know how Brinker can both defend Planned Parenthood in 2010 and then go on to defend the actions of Handel the following year. (Transcript of Brinker interview with Andrea Mitchell: http://www.examiner.com/liberal-in-chicago/komen-ceo-nancy-brinker-tanks-interview-with-andrea-mitchell-transcript)

Double speak and back tracking? Yea….

Other than Handel bringing her own personal platform into her role at Komen, we already know that Brinker has donated money to republican causes. And while it was Brinkers sister, Susan G Komen, that this organization was named for, it certainly appears that this organization has began its downward spiral into the realm of partisanship….and this is NOT what most supporters of the Susan G Komen Foundation signed up for.

This past week we also found out that Ari Fleischer played a role in this organization. (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/02/06/419680/ari-fleischer-admits-he-personally-advised-komen-ceo-on-planned-parenthood/) How much more political can ya get? Sure, he gives the excuse that he played no role in the day-to-day, but hiring people of like mind certainly helps push an agenda.

How can ANYONE trust Komen after this mess?


If you are pro-life, how do you support an organization that appeared to cater to you but caved the minute the backlash began? If you are pro-choice, how do you support an organization that allowed their leaders to cater to the pro-lifers but caved once again due to backlash?

It doesnt matter which way you lean….Komen (despite the fact that Handel resigned) has shown their organization to be more political in nature than to be about womens health.