For the Cure cuts funds

(WEAU) - "Recently we implemented new granting strategies and criteria, which some have regrettably mischaracterized,” said Nancy Brinker in a YouTube message.

That YouTube message is from the Founder and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, reacting to the controversy over pulling funding from Planned Parenthood.

Wisconsin advocates are left feeling disappointed.

“Right now Planned Parenthood is not affected financially by the Komen decision but we see this is as another domino default as a result to the political environment that's targeting the youth central health services,” said Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, Tanya Atkinson.

Planned Parenthood says it's worked with the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the past to educate women about breast cancer, to ensure proper treatment is taken.

"We must continue to evolve and do a better job of measuring and achieving impact," said Brinker.

Paula Pater, who lives in Eau Claire, has done the 3-Day the past couple of years. She says she'll still walk in this year's summer race. She keeps the Susan G Komen Foundation near and dear to her heart.

“I think for anybody who has any hesitancy in involving themselves in the three day or any Susan G. Komen event the camaraderie of this event is amazing. There are thousands of men and women that walk this event this event together,” said Paula Pater.

“Were seeing here in Wisconsin you know woman's health being pushed through barriers being pushed through the legislature and used as a political tool and a political wedge in communities," said Atkinson.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:43 AM
    Komen has already caved under pressure from the evil liberal elites. Where are their principles now I wonder? LOL
  • by Info only on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:39 AM
    Hey guys, it's called "choice". They have the freedom to CHOOSE to whom/what they give their money to right. They choose not to give it to PP for reasons that are pretty clear. It's their choice. How come the only CHOICE the left can support is when it's the choice to kill babies? Also you need to have a highly compensated individual to run large organizations such as this. Do you think some volunteer or unskilled worker could run a huge fiscal entity. This stuff doesn't just happen. Check out the background and experience of excecutives before ripping on them. Why don't you educate and better yourself instead of being jealous of others. I've worked for executives and I've seen the stress they go through. They can have it.
  • by American on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:36 AM
    An organization that does not wish to be involved with abortions has the right to do so. "The pinks" are about saving lives, not ending them. I respect that.
  • by Fred Location: Los Angeles on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    It is absolutely amazing that a massively beneficial charity organization that saves women's lives every day was able to be infiltrated, subverted, and destroyed from within by right wing Christianic theofascist extremists who hate everything our country stands for. THIS is why Americans should register to vote so we can eliminate the theocracy-driven fascists from positions of power over our country, both in government and in the private sector. http://www.SkepticTank.Org/
  • by TR on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:54 PM
    It looks like the Komen organization has paid out salaries as high as $456,437. Why donate to an organization that compensates executives like that?
  • by Kris Location: WI on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    Yes Planned Parenthood may have helped teach others about breast cancer BUT they also support and will recommend an abortion. You will also note that the donations to the Komen foundation as risen 100% since yesterday. Thank you for taking away your support to PP. Abortion is murder and you may have just saved hundreds of lives.
  • by Anon on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:34 PM
    Selfish? Partisan? Politics? Some people are completely duped and don't have a clue. And just exactly how does planned parenthood save lives? They are in the business of destroying lives. Truth hurts, huh?!?!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:55 AM in reply to Anon
      No worries. Komen is imploding as a result. It's all good.
  • by mj on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:22 PM
    I do not have an opinion either way here, but this does reek of political feuding.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:00 PM
    Here's a list of Komen's corporate sponsors: ww5.komen.org/CorporatePartners.aspx
  • by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:53 PM
    Komen's selfish and partisan choice has brought out the good in others. Donations are rolling in to PP. Won't miss you at all Komen.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:22 AM in reply to
      If people want to donate to the #1 Abortion Provider in the US - that is their right. It is also the right of this organization to not support it. This money can certainly now be channeled to local & state programs that do not involve abortions! So what is your problem with that?
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:43 AM in reply to
        None. They've already given in.
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