So the Susan G Komen Foundation has hired an expensive reputation consulting firm (the firm run by Mark Penn, who ruined Hillary Clinton’s shoo-in candidacy for president in 2008 by not knowing how Democratic Party state caucuses work — good luck with this project, Ambassador Brinker!) to ask supporters how they might repair their reputation after the Planned Parenthood fiasco entirely of their own creation.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday February 23, 2012 6:30 pm|
|By: Autumn Sandeen Wednesday February 22, 2012 6:50 am|
It seems the right wing nuts that populate today’s GOP are terrified of the Girl Scouts.GOP Rep. Bob Morris of the Indiana legislatures just sent his colleagues a letter urging them not to honor the Girl Scouts on their 100th anniversary because, he claims, the Scouts are part of the agenda of Planned Parenthood or something to subvert our children. Cookies, anyone?
|By: David Dayen Wednesday February 8, 2012 6:50 am|
An energized and battle-tested Planned Parenthood will issue a call to action to their members today to defend the President’s birth control policy and urge the White House not to give in to the fierce lobbying from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops by altering the policy in any way detrimental to universal access. The organization will send a message from Cecile Richards to all its members on the issue today, FDL News has leaned.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday February 7, 2012 9:15 am|
As expected by TBogg yesterday, Karen Handel, the anti-abortion activist who wound up as a Vice President for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, has resigned from the organization. She leaves behind an angry resignation letter and a discredited organization.
|By: TBogg Monday February 6, 2012 2:10 pm|
It should come as no surprise that someone would leak internal documents showing that Handel was behind the whole Planned Parenthood debacle and defended it to the bitter end, even after it was clear it would seriously damage Komen.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday February 5, 2012 8:01 pm|
Karen Handel, the Sarah Palin acolyte who appears bent on bringing-to-Gilead the Komen Foundation if she doesn’t ruin its reputation first, is not simply opposed to Planned Parenthood and its “babykilling” practices. She’s the whole Palin package: she opposes marriage equality, and she opposes adoption by same-sex couples, too. All dressed up in a campaign for ethical reform of government by the ‘good ole boys.’
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday February 5, 2012 5:00 pm|
Stearns spokesman Paul Flusche denies it, but…
|By: David Dayen Friday February 3, 2012 11:10 am|
There’s actually a little more confusion than initially reported about Susan G. Komen’s actual commitment to restoring Planned Parenthood funds. They certainly wanted everyone to think that they were changing their policy. Upon closer inspection of their statement, however, they may be trying to take credit for a change in policy without actually doing so.
|By: David Dayen Friday February 3, 2012 8:46 am|
Well, that was pointless. After shifting rationales, unreliable claims of bravado and the resignation of top staffers, the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure has reversed its decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood, reinstating its donation to support breast cancer screenings at the organization’s clinics.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday February 1, 2012 7:20 pm|
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure denied funding for breast cancer screenings to Planned Parenthood today in an anti-abortion frenzy designed to hurt the women’s health provider. The effect was a glancing blow. In the past 24 hours, 6,000 donors have delivered $400,000 to Planned Parenthood, almost half of the annual donation from Susan G. Komen, on whom a ton of criticism is about to fall.