How curious! A person with what looks like a personal vendetta against Planned Parenthood joins the ranks of an organization that provides funding to Planned Parenthood, and soon, that organization “defunds” Planned Parenthood. But surely this couldn’t be about Handel’s personal feelings. According to Komen, this is about rule following. Protocol.
If you believe that, I believe there’s a bridge in Arizona you may be interested in buying.
But other forces besides Karen Handel may be at work here. Komen’s relationship with Planned Parenthood has been on the radar of anti-choice groups since the two organizations began their relationship in 2005. Last year, a shipment of pink Bibles were recalled after the publishing house behind them realized that by supporting Komen, they were kinda sorta supporting mammograms for poor women who received services from Planned Parenthood and thus kinda sorta supporting abortions, which is totally consistent with how “pro life” groups also make extra careful sure that none of their money goes to support “pro death” things like war or sweatshops or poverty or animal cruelty. Pro-life groups are always nice and consistant like that.
According to Planned Parenthood, the group received $680,000 in grants from the Komen Foundation last year and $580,000 the year before. A wealthy donor in Texas has already offered to donate $250,000 to make up for part of the loss stemming from the flight of the fluffy pink cowards, but the family planning organization is scrambling to make up the rest.”—
Thing I should have known as an Atlantan: just how horrible Karen Handel was.