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Picking my top five ignored posts that shouldn’t have been was tough, there were some tough cuts that had to be made to narrow it.  The last story cut was this one:

January 6th 2013 Bait & Switch at the “The 3 Day” or “How to fund abortion without really trying”

I was watching the Big Bang Theory when I noticed an ad for “The 3 Day” a walk against Cancer.

Well when they say it’s a “walk against cancer” it actually means it raises money for an organization that has a stated mission of fighting breast cancer.

Strangely enough, nowhere in the TV spot was the name of that organization that receives the money from the 3 Day listed.

Well that might be because that organization is Susan G Komen foundation.

Why did this story just miss the cut?  Because while I was figuring out what stays and what goes this story broke

Susan G. Komen for the Cure wanted to spread the word in a hurry that Nancy Brinker has taken a $159,000 annual pay cut.

Komen’s 67-year-old founder is slated to be paid $390,000 in calendar year 2014 in her new role as chairwoman of global strategy.

Of course that is another Komen bait & switch PR move.  She is no longer CEO so naturally her pay is down although the new CEO of the NON PROFIT will making $475,000 which is up $205,000 from the last non profit position she was in.

Remember non-profit means the company not the high mucky mucks who work there.

As for the foot soldiers, they aren’t doing as well:

None of Komen’s employees got bonuses in 2012 or 2013, said Andrea Rader, managing director of communications.

“It’s not likely that we will pay any in 2014,” she added.

Oh the horror, if only people would start giving more money to Komen again, what might be causing so much grief to Komen’s cash flow?

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Perhaps if they had considered this:

How many church bulletins no longer carry announcements of Komen walks? How many religious groups no longer provide logistical support? How many of the thousands of Knights of Columbus chapters nationwide can no longer in good conscience support or sponsor Komen?

maybe 42% of the cities that previously held Komen walks would not have them cancelled for 2014.

Komen is dying a slow death but they’ll live a lot longer than the tens of thousands of children Planned Parenthood will slaughter before Komen’s finally gives up the ghost.

Personally I don’t think Planned Parenthood was worth it.

Lady Macbeth: Out, damned spot! out, I say!… What! will these hands ne’er be clean?

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A bit of news from Susan Komen that hasn’t gotten a lot of press:

Boston and six other cities will no longer be stops on the 2014 Susan G. Komen 3-Day series, the organization announced Tuesday.

Well that’s odd, I wonder what the reason might be?

Economic uncertainty over the past four years has made it difficult for the non-profit organization to sustain success in all 14 cities. 

Hmmm curiouser and curiouser, the economy is pretty much in the same spot it’s been in the previous 4 years.  that seems like a thin reason to cancel the Komen walks in over 42% of their cities that hold them.
Oh the event is SO big and massive that they just can’t handle it, like they handled it every other year.

I’m confused, Breast Cancer is a nasty disease and Americans are one of the most generous and charitable people in the world.  I wonder if there is something not mentioned in the article that might have prompted a people as religious as Americans to suddenly decide that Susan G. Komen is not the best use of their charitable giving?

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I’m sure it’s a complete mystery.

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I don’t claim to be a better cause than Breast Cancer

But I guarantee that if you hit DaTipJar none of your money will be diverted to any organization supporting an intrinsic evil

The ultimate irony of course would be if after Komen cancelled in 7 cities nationwide We manage to get the 120 monthly $10 tip jar hitters via subscription. Only 103 more to go!




 

I was watching the Big Bang Theory when I noticed an ad for “The 3 Day” a walk against Cancer.

Well when they say it’s a “walk against cancer” it actually means it raises money for an organization that has a stated mission of fighting breast cancer.

Strangely enough, nowhere in the TV spot was the name of that organization that receives the money from the 3 Day listed.

Well that might be because that organization is Susan G Komen foundation.

You might remember them as the charity that decided that Planned Parenthood the nation’s #1 abortion provider is a proper recipient of grants paid for by the donation you would give by supporting “The 3 Day”.

However they hope you don’t, because people who understand Abortion is an intrinsic evil tend to be generous in their donations to charity. So if you are one of those who might donate the last thing they want to do when asking for your money is to say the name “Susan G Komen” because if they do, then you just might just realize where those dollars you are planning to give the three-day might end up.

I suspect that is why this walk is now called “The 3 Day” because if used to be called the Susan G Komen walk against breast cancer but they don’t dare call it that anymore for fear people haven’t forgotten.

For those who have, here is a handy Graphic reminder

If Susan G Komen and The 3 Day have money to give to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s #1 abortion provider they don’t need any of mine.

But more than that, what does it say about an organization if they need to banish their name from their ads in order to persuade you to fund them?

Well surprise surprise it looks like Susan Komen and it’s affiliates are having fundraising problems:

Registered attendance or donations have declined by more than 25 percent at some of the group’s recent Race for the Cure events, according to interviews with officials at 10 of the national nonprofit’s local affiliates.

The Times and our friends on the left point to the planned parenthood controversy but being the Times and the left draw exactly the wrong conclusion.

Having failed to anticipate a backlash among affiliates and the public, Komen headquarters compounded the problem, local officials said, by acting too slowly to apologize and reverse course.

Ah the ignorance of the times. Komen’s problem was not a slow course reversal but the end of the public’s ignorance of their affiliation with the nation’s largest abortion mill.

Komen’s affiliation with Planned Parenthood was not something that was generally known to the general public. The media’s attack on Komen for daring to decide that perhaps funding the nation’s leading abortion provider doesn’t do much to cure breast cancer made it impossible to hide this truth and when in fear of MSM opprobrium they reversed course paying the Danegeld to Planned Parenthood every person knew what side Komen had chosen.

The Times doesn’t want to acknowledge is an awful lot of the charitable giving in the US comes not at the corporate level but at the individual level and a big chunk of those individual givers are religious. Consider this photo from last weeks Visitation House fundraiser:

This annual dinner which supports women in crisis pregnancy (you can donate here). It was so large that it had to be moved to this new venue. How many of these people do you suppose supported a Komen walk in some way in the past I’ll wager a lot. How many will in the future? I’ll wager a fraction, if any.

Or how about the Annual March for Life? It’s always the largest March in DC year after year, and similar marches take place all over the nation. Those people when they saw a pink ribbon in the past thought “breast cancer” but now that same ribbon produces a different image:

Mind you for pro-life individuals that image is on every product that carries the Komen ribbon, and like Lady Macbeth’s hands it will never be clean again.

How many church bulletins no longer carry announcements of Komen walks? How many religious groups no longer provide logistical support? How many of the thousands of Knights of Columbus chapters nationwide can no longer in good conscience support or sponsor Komen? Every month my own counsel receives fundraising requests from many different groups and I’m sure other Fraternal organizations do as well. How many of them on getting Komen’s appeal decided there are plenty of other requests that won’t cause a split among members and trustees?

And as the demographics of the Roe effect continue their long-term effect How many pols on the state or national level mindful of the controversy will now find they have a “scheduling conflict” when the Komen folks come calling?

There are enough blue states and rich liberals to keep Komen going but there are a lot of folks who when asked in the future for funds will get the answer I now give: “If Susan Komen has money to give to planned parenthood they don’t need any of mine.”

That is the elephant in the room that the NYT refuses to see.

…in Susan Komen.

There was a time when pro-life people didn’t know about their support for Planned Parenthood, and then there was the possibility that they might still not give grants to planned parenthood based on the lack of you know, actual services the Abortion mill provides.

Now time has passed and there is no longer a mask or even a fig leaf there is simply a choice.

So be it. If providing actual services to women is trumped by devotion to Abortion very well.

I choose not to support Komen. I will not accept a paid ad or a promotion for Komen or any Komen event and If I see a pink ribbon on any product I choose not to buy it.

They don’t need my money, they don’t need my support or promotion.

Ever again.

There is a basic principle that needs to be said aloud concerning the Susan G. Komen business.

For Roman Catholics and Believing Protestants Abortion is an intrinsic evil. It is impossible for a person who opposes abortion to give to a private organization funding it without sin. So one might understand their reluctance to donate to Susan G. Komen over money spent on Abortion. They would be more likely to instead give directly to other charities that might do good work without dollars going to the number one Abortion provider.

Now the people on the other side claim that this is all about Woman’s Health. That it is politicizing women health and that women will suffer if planned parenthood doesn’t have this money.

How?

Susan G. Komen is giving grants to organizations who do work to prevent breast cancer. Presumably as they are grants that are applied for, more than one organization that does this work is applying for them. I may have joked about applying for a grant but I’m not getting one, you’re not getting one and Pizza Hut or Taco Bell aren’t getting one.

Yet for our friends on the left that didn’t matter. From Joe Biden to Andrea Mitchell to liberal groups all over they not only attacked Komen but they threatened their cooperate sponsors, if they continued to fund Komen.

Not because a single dollar less would be spent on breast cancer, not because Komen had not done good work for its existence,not because there would actually be a compromise of women’s health, but because some of those funds were not going to be funneled to Planned Parenthood.

I have often said Abortion is a sacrament to the left, apparently not only is Planned Parenthood is their church but is also their cult and like any cult if you try to leave you must be destroyed no matter how many women with breast cancer you might help.

One of the things you learn when you start reporting the news is the difference between headlines and realities.

All over twitter and TV we are seeing the line: Susan G. Komen backs down. Susan Komen caves etc etc etc.

My first instinct was of course to cancel my donation, I tweeted to that effect but then I decided to do something that I thought might be intelligent. I read the statement they released

Statement from Susan G. Komen Board of Directors and Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker Friday, February 03, 2012 9:40 AM
We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.
 
The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.
 
Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.
 
Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. 
We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities. 
 
It is our hope and we believe it is time for everyone involved to pause, slow down and reflect on how grants can most effectively and directly be administered without controversies that hurt the cause of women. We urge everyone who has participated in this conversation across the country over the last few days to help us move past this issue. We do not want our mission marred or affected by politics – anyone’s politics.
 
Starting this afternoon, we will have calls with our network and key supporters to refocus our attention on our mission and get back to doing our work. We ask for the public’s understanding and patience as we gather our Komen affiliates from around the country to determine how to move forward in the best interests of the women and people we serve.
We extend our deepest thanks for the outpouring of support we have received from so many in the past few days and we sincerely hope that these changes will be welcomed by those who have expressed their concern.

and noted in particular three paragraphs:

Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.

That is not an unfair statement after all if our friends on the left wanted to disqualify an organization they can just begin an “investigation in a state like Illinois that they control and then “poof”. The statement continues emphasis mine

Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer . Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.

Hmmm preserve their eligibility to apply for grants. Anyone can apply for grants, cripes I can apply for a grant. It’s an open question if such a grant will be given.

It is our hope and we believe it is time for everyone involved to pause, slow down and reflect on how grants can most effectively and directly be administered without controversies that hurt the cause of women. We urge everyone who has participated in this conversation across the country over the last few days to help us move past this issue. We do not want our mission marred or affected by politics – anyone’s politics.

What that week has demonstrated without a question is grants to Planned Parenthood generate controversies. And this statement says explicitly that they want to give grants administered without controversies.

This is a very carefully worded letter and I think the care in the wording says a lot. What is not explicitly said is: “Planned Parenthood will be getting new grants from Susan G. Komen in the future.” If Komen wanted to say that, they would have, but they didn’t.

Here is what I think: I think Komen recognized that to the left this is about the PR battle, I think what Komen is saying is not substantially different that what they said yesterday. I think that the left is turning this into a PR win because in the end it is the only win they will get out of this, and the image of Komen “caving” is all that matters to them.

I have a funny feeling when a year passes and Planned Parenthood applies for grants for Komen, Komen will happily accept those applications and decide that other groups are more worthy of their money.

Now in giving Planned Parenthood and the left a PR victory (which as I’ve already pointed out today is all they really care about) they will enrage a lot of people who frankly will not trust them in the future, and our friends on the left are celebrating right now, but I think they are mining fools gold.

Update: Apparently life news sees the same thing I do:

Austin Ruse, the president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, who has been very closely following the Komen decision-making process, told LifeNews that the statement is not really a change in position but he says the sentence “We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities” is “troubling” for pro-life advocates.

“This represents nothing new. We have known and have reported that they are continuing five grants through 2012. This is a reference to that. The second clause about eligibility is certainly true. Any group can apply for anything. It does not mean they are going to get anything,” Ruse told LifeNews.

“What this is is an effort to get the mafia off of their backs. As James Taranto said in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, this is a classic shakedown operation. Give us money or we will destroy you. This is Komen’s attempt to save their organization, which we should know is in peril. Our side should know that nothing has changed.”

It’s all about the PR and when it comes down to it, Komen the bad PR and mistrust that Komen is going to get over this is their own fault.

Bottom line: Komen cut funding for Planned Parenthood, it is facing massive revolt from its chapters and temendous opposition from Planned Parenthood and the media, and it appears to be leaving the door open for potential grants — not that they will necessarily happen beyond the ones previously approved prior to the decision — to please both sides.

In the end, Komen’s decision to fund Planned Parenthood originally got itself in the mess it faces now.

Update 2: The American Papist no squish on life, gets it:

They released a very carefully scripted statement today which echoes what their President Nancy G. Brinker said yesterday on MSNBC. They didn’t cave, they are saying the exact same thing they’ve always been saying, just in a new way, in an effort to beg for space and a break from the incessant threat by liberal elites and attacks by the mainstream and left-wing media

Update 3: If you won’t believe me or the American Papist on Komen will you believe Jill Stank?

12:20p: The more I read Komen’s statement, the more brilliant it becomes. Planned Parenthood loses its PR edge if any of its affiliates are convicted on criminal grounds.

And with the investigations currently under way those odds increase every day.

Update 4:
The anchoress gets it on the political side but is giving into despair:

He’s much more optimistic than I am, but then again, I’m watching Moloch dance today. I know he loses in the end, but today, he feels triumphant. Komen won’t dare not to fund PP in the future, not after what they just tasted.

Unless, perhaps, the Christians have mercy, as Thomas says.

Faith Elizabeth, have FAITH!

Update 5: Captain Ed gets it:

It sounds to me like this statement was carefully crafted to underscore that policy, not reverse it, as Sargent discovered.

The Anchoress insists she is not giving into despair, I think the left is about to beclown themselves on this.

Update 6: MSNBC and CNN celebrations not withstanding a few on the left are starting to get it

Update last: AUL statement:

Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that it was “unfortunate that the Komen Foundation had come under vicious attack from Planned Parenthood as part of a media-savvy campaign.”

Dr. Yoest made the following statement:

“As a breast cancer survivor, I am troubled that the Komen Foundation has come under such heavy fire for their recent decision to tighten and focus their funding guidelines. This week we have all been witness to highly partisan attacks from pro-abortion advocates and an ugly and disgraceful shakedown that highlights Planned Parenthood’s willingness to pursue a scorched-earth strategy to force compliance with their pro-abortion agenda.

“The American public has learned this week that Planned Parenthood does not actually provide front-line breast health services: Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms – a service that saved my life. Komen’s long-standing partnership with the nation’s largest abortion provider has allowed Planned Parenthood to whitewash the central fact that their core mission involves providing abortion.

“The on-going Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood – from the same Committee investigating Solyndra – raises substantive legal questions and areas of ethical and moral concern. As AUL detailed in our ‘Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,’ attention to the abortion giant’s business practices is long overdue.

“The Committee is concerned with wise stewardship of public taxpayer monies, just as the Komen Foundation must be concerned with their investment of donor dollars. It is unfortunate that donors to the Susan G. Komen Foundation are now confused about their association with the nation’s largest abortion provider.”

One of the best ways to judge what is dear to someone is to see what drives them. If you look at Memeorandum today you will see link after link concerning Susan G. Komen’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood. As of this writing no less that 11 headlines deal with this decision with 9 of them hitting the story from the left and the description within the pieces are full of outrage.

And God forbid you put a piece supporting Komen’s decision on a “Woman’s” site. My friend Jenny Erickson is being pummeled in comments for this piece on the Komen decision.

If you think about this for a moment this should have been a one day story. Susan G. Komen is a breast cancer charity, it’s not a government agency, it’s not a state agency, it’s a private charity whose mission to to fight breast cancer. Nothing in this decision is going to change the good that Komen does.

Nor would the idea that as such a charity would direct it’s funds and it’s time in the most efficient way be odd. Every dollar Komen gets comes from someone else. That they would direct such money directly to places that provide mammograms in quantity (unlike almost all Planned parenthood sites)

So it raises the question, why is the left in such an uproar? Why is a group like the American Association of University women no longer counting Komen as “community service” Why is Howard Dean calling on corporations to boycott Komen? Is Komen no longer going to be working for a cure for Breast Cancer? Will the young women in the group be less supportable to Breast Cancer than they were last week?

The fact is like Wisconsin this is a defining moment:

When Governor Scott Walker passed his reforms which included the removal of automatic dues deductions for unions it threatened the money flow to the left. They were willing to make any deal to keep it. Without compulsion thousands of Union members voted with their pocketbooks in though times. And when the districts where no longer locked into contracts that forced them into non-competitive contracts with Union heath insurance plans it cost them even more.

The fear and the danger for the left is that it would spread to other states and cut off circular use of taxpayer funding that is the life’s blood of democratic campaigns. An example had to be made and the left, even as they appear to fail in Wisconsin, the left intends to make it a bloody cost.

And that brings us to Susan G. Komen.

The same circular funding scheme that exists for the Unions exists with Planned Parnethood, funds go to Planned Parenthood to support abortion, become political donations to Democratic candidates that push public funds back to Planned Parenthood. That is why they fought so hard to save funding at the Federal Level and are fighting so hard to perverse it on the state level.

But for companies such support of the nation’s #1 abortion provider has not been without cost: As Komen discovered a lot of people who would otherwise have been supporting them had cut ties:

The biggest reason SGK stopped funding Planned Parenthood? “Nancy Brinker [SGK chairwoman, pictured right] said she was spending nearly half her time dealing with the Planned Parenthood issue,” said my source. “She decided she just couldn’t do it any longer.”

Quite simply, Planned Parenthood is poison.

Many other business and organizations know this same thing but have been too timid to act. The left knows and understands this. (That’s why Planned Parenthood NOT KOMEN broke the story) If Komen is allowed to survive and thrive without the imprimatur of the left, then how many will follow suit? That’s why, no matter how many women’s lives are saved by their actions, they must be destroyed.

The Hill is reporting that Rep. Jackie Spier is leading the charge for liberals to abandon the Susan G Komen For The Cure charity because it has stopped funding Planned Parenthood.

Rod Dreher puts it well:

the more I think about it, the more I realize this is a clarifying moment. Think of it! Three decades of service to women fighting breast cancer, and having raised and distributed hundreds of millions of dollars nearly $2 billion towards that goal, means absolutely nothing to these people now trying to destroy Komen. They could have denounced Komen’s decision, but in light of all Komen has done, and still does for women, turned their ire on the Republicans, the Religious Right, and so forth. But no, Komen broke ranks, and it must be dealt with harshly. And the sympathetic mainstream media is helping them do the job.

It is for that reason why the left will make this a one year story rather than a one day story. They will not relent they will try to make it Komen’s Waterloo. But as the Komen fundraising numbers already show it is Waterloo and Komen like Scott Walker before them, is playing the role of Wellington.

Exit question: Komen KNEW this was coming and still did it. What does that say about the power of the left?

Update: A lot of people a panicking about the Komen “cave” but not only is there a lot less than meets the eye the American Papist (no squish on life) gets it.

I mean, just pause for a moment: if Planned Parenthood is so serious about protecting women’s health how does it justify leading a crusade to destroy the world’s leading breast cancer research foundation over these past days?? It’s simply incredible, and we need to make sure it’s never forgotten.

One last thing: we need to remember the big picture. Over the past 48 hours, not only did Planned Parenthood reveal itself as willing to seriously damage and attempt to destroy the pro-woman Komen foundation, but also, thousands and millions of people potentially learned for the first time that Komen doesn’t believe Planned Parenthood is an ideal provider of health care for women. So even if Planned Parenthood wins this battle (an outcome very much in doubt), I would argue they have seriously weakened themselves for the battles ahead. This will be a long fight, take the long view.

Update 2: To those who still think Komen has caved I suggest you read this.

Update 3: I’m a little late acknowledging this Instalanche due to show stuff but thanks much Glenn.

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Today the MSM finally discovered the Susan G. Komen story that’s I wrote about two days ago, and as you might guess the coverage was not only one-sided but on MSNBC was missing something:

Here is a clip of Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray on Andrea Mitchel:

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(I thought Mitchell’s “where ‘we‘ should go from here was telling”)

The show was followed by Tameron Hall’s show News Nation which had Barbara Lee who went through a list of all the great things that Planned parenthood does (no video is available yet).

On both of these shows the guests expounded on all the wonderful things that Planned Parent does, however they seemed to miss something, something that accounts for 91% of their business of their dealings with pregnant women, something beginning with an A.

For some reason Planned Parenthood’s primary business Abortion is that which can’t be named.

Language is very revealing. You can always tell when someone is losing an argument by the arguments they use or do not use.

That’s why although I disagree with Megan McArdle on abortion I can at least respect her for this:

Though I’m pro-choice, I don’t share the outrage that was roiling my Twitter feed this morning. It is, as Josh Barro noted, absurd to pretend that abortion is somehow incidental to Planned Parenthood’s services, and since money is fungible, giving them money is probably helping to fund abortion provision. Since I think this is a very tough issue on which reasonable people can disagree, I can see why the federal government, and private foundations, would decline to fund their operations.

I guess we must conclude from their choice of words that Andrea Mitchell’s and Tameron Hall’s guests know how to count too.

Update: Apparently our fiends on the left are not big on the free choice of Susan G. Komen.

Update 2: What was that I said about math?

Nevertheless, since cutting ties, Brinker announced that Komen’s donations have gone up in the last two days — by 100 percent.

“Our donations are up 100 percent in the past two days. With all of the emotion around these issues — which we understand, we get emotional too, we do this every single day of our lives,” Brinker said, explaining that they do not make decisions to be popular, they make them to fight cancer.

Like I said, the math doesn’t lie

Update 3: I should have said that 91% of pregenant woman who go to Planned Parenthood have abortions rather than 91% of their business, but to ignore the Abortion business in planned parenthood is to ignore the slavery in the south pre-1860

I am trying very hard not to enjoy the absolute panic among feminists over an organization that exists to save women’s lives choosing not to fund an organization that makes its money killing a lot of females.

So rather than gloat over the absolute anger of the impotent left that has spent two generations aborting their voting base and their failure to grasp mathematics I instead have two simple questions about this abortion “right” that they cling to as a sacrament and invite them to answer in comments:

1. If a woman has an absolute right to Abortion is there any objection to a woman aborting based on sex?

2. If a woman has an absolute right to Abortion is there any objection to a woman aborting based on sexual orientation?

I suggest that there is only one possible answer to both questions if you truly believe that abortion is all about “A woman’s right to choose.” If you believe otherwise then apparently what you believe is “A woman’s right to choose what you don’t find objectionable.”

There is all kinds of outrage from the feminist left concerning Susan Komen choosing to de-fund planned parenthood. In comments plenty of leftists are vowing to send their money to PP instead of Koren.

Hey it’s their money to spend but let’s remind all these leftists of some simple math.

250,000 to 500,000 people attended the March for life in Washington. This doesn’t include pro-life events all over the country.

Meanwhile abortion groups could not even muster 100,000 for an ONLINE march to support abortion.

I suspect that a lot of people in the walk for a cure found themselves surprised when religious folk, known for a willingness to give were unwilling to kick in or walk for them. I know I was unwilling to donate a thing. There are now tens of thousands of Catholic church bulletins that would not promote their walks are open to them.

Note to our friends in the left, when you kill off your children, they not only aren’t there to vote, they aren’t there to donate either.

Update: And da math don’t lie

Nevertheless, since cutting ties, Brinker announced that Komen’s donations have gone up in the last two days — by 100 percent.

And this money will keep coming too.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/02/after-cutting-ties-with-planned-parenthood-komen-donations-up-100-percent/#ixzz1lGYTLxe6

I have received the following e-mail from the Susan G. Komen for a cure organization updating this story:

Thank you for contacting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We have new information from our founder, Nancy Goodman Brinker, on this situation.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Pleased to Announce Egyptian Events to Welcome All Advocates, Including those from Israel

Statement from Nancy Goodman Brinker, Founder, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Breast cancer advocates from the United States and across the Middle East are meeting in Egypt from October 21-27 for breast cancer awareness events. There have been reports that some of the invited participants would not be allowed to attend these events. Susan G. Komen for the Cure has now received confirmation that all advocates, regardless of their country of origin, are invited to fully participate in events to bring breast cancer to the forefront of public discussion in the Middle East.

After we received the initial report on the situation, we launched a diplomatic effort to ensure they would be able to participate. I am pleased to report that our efforts led to confirmation that all advocates would be welcome to participate in the events.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure remains steadfast in our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

I am very pleased to hear it. I will do my best to confirm this.

UPDATE: Now being reported by JTA:

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israeli scientists will be allowed to participate in an Egyptian conference hosted by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The scientists’ invitations to the event had been revoked by order of Egyptian Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a prominent advocate for breast cancer research, launched a successful diplomatic effort to reverse the decision.

“Susan G. Komen for the Cure has now received confirmation that all scientists, regardless of their country of origin, are invited to fully participate in events to bring breast cancer to the forefront of public discussion in the Middle East,” said the organization’s founder, Nancy Brinker.

Justice wins in the end, I’m glad they fought against it this injustice. I’m sure the pressure by Pam Geller, Gateway Pundit the ADL and my humble self was totally incidental.

Their web site also reports it. Wonderful!

Update: You are welcome Pamala.