October 25, 2020

The Niche

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Komen Foundation

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The Komen foundation has had a rough couple weeks, huh? First, it said it would not longer provide support to Planned Parenthood under pressure from anti-choice extremists, some of whom appear to have infiltrated Komen itself. Predictably, there was a firestorm of criticism that has damaged Komen and arguably may have actually been quite helpful to Planned Parenthood. Then Komen issued an apology and said it might keep funding Planned Parenthood, maybe for a while, kinda…or maybe not. The apology smells like pure PR …Read More

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The Susan G. Komen Foundation has done so much good over the years in its fight against breast cancer that it is particularly disturbing to learn that they have betrayed women. Betray is a strong word and I don’t use it lightly, but I think it is appropriate in this case. To me the pink ribbon now has an X through it. The Komen Foundation announced it had severed all ties with Planned Parenthood. Komen had provided support via Planned Parenthood for women to …Read More