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Planned Parenthood Shakes Down Susan G Komen Like A Schoolyard Bully: Give Us Your Money or We Will Destroy You

The past few days have been a roller coaster ride as we have watched the situation with the Susan G Komen foundation unfold.

When we first heard the news that they had defunded Planned Parenthood we were ecstatic; we worked hard at letting them know how proud we were of them. I personally spent a lot of time and effort in creating online petitions, getting the word out and even sent flowers to the President of Susan G Komen thanking her for what they did.  

Now today we see headlines appearing suddenly claiming that Susan G Komen has reversed their decision, yet the wording in their release doesn’t quite say that.  In fact several pro-abortion sites are publishing articles saying that the decision was not really reversed and that their side should tread carefully.

So what does this all mean?

After a heartfelt discussion today with many pro-life leaders this is a joint statement many are releasing right now.

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Pro-Life Statement

on the Susan G. Komen Foundation

and Planned Parenthood

Today the Susan G. Komen Foundation made an announcement that appears as if they have reversed themselves on funding of Planned Parenthood.

It is unclear at this time if they have in fact reversed themselves.

What we know has happened this week was nothing short of a Mafia shakedown by Planned Parenthood against the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It was little more than a hostage-taking by an abortion bully.

Planned Parenthood basically told the Komen Foundation,  “Either give us money or we will destroy you.”  They were aided and abetted in this hostage-taking by the mainstream media.

Susan G. Komen withheld Planned Parenthood funding for two laudatory reasons: they do not fund groups under criminal investigation and they do not support groups that do not actually help women in need of breast health care.

Planned Parenthood is under legislative and criminal investigations all over this country. What’s more, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms even though they claim they do.

What Planned Parenthood did this week was unleash their multi-million dollar fury and political might against a group wholly unprepared for such a political attack. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a non-profit charity dedicated to curing breast cancer. Planned Parenthood is a political machine dedicated to attacking anyone and anything that stands in its way.

Planned Parenthood tried this week to utterly destroy the Susan G. Komen Foundaton and they were well on their way to doing just that. They made it abundantly clear they care more for abortion than for protecting women’s lives.

This is not the first time. When the country was debating national health care, Planned Parenthood was quite willing to kill the bill rather than allow even minor abortion restrictions in it. Later, Planned Parenthood pushed President Obama toward a government shutdown rather than allow Planned Parenthood funding restrictions in the federal budget.

Planned Parenthood has shown they care more about abortion and about protecting their funding streams than any other thing, including women’s lives.

At this point, pro-lifers should cease their support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We should wait and see what happens. We know there are five more Komen grants to Planned Parenthood in the pipeline. If any more come up, we will know we have lost and Planned Parenthood has won and we will take appropriate actions at that time.

Pro-lifers should not regret the work we have done over the past days on this issue. We should only regret we could not have done more to make Komen strong and able to fight off the thuggish abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.

We should pray for Nancy Brinker and her colleagues at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, that they have the strength to stop funding Planned Parenthood. We should turn all of our fire on Planned Parenthood and show them for the criminal enterprise they really are.

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So here is my commitment as President of Stand True and Youth Outreach Director of Priests for Life: we will work harder then ever this year to expose Planned Parenthood for the beast it is. We will educate the youth of America and work harder then ever to end the reign of terror that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry has loosed on this generation.

Mark my words. We will end the abortion holocaust.

For Christ I stand,

Bryan Kemper

18 Comments

  1. Posted February 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    I pledge to do my part as an advocate for Life. Press on Bryan and those who stand with you press on, as well!

    Extinguishing Planned Parenthood’s power is akin to putting out a grease fire. Grease fires can not be fought with water. A grease fire can put put out with salt. We are the Salt! All things are possible with God and if God is for us, who can be against us?

    I say again, “Press on!”

  2. Posted February 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Bryan – I appreciate your taking time to help all of us trying to figure out this debacle… Thank you. What inspired me to comment, however, was the add placed under your signature “For Christ I stand, Bryan Kemper”… It is a video from youtube and shows a bunch of women scantily clad and, while I have NOT clicked on it, it appears to be the anti-thesis of “Christ”. I understand that ads are necessary to help fund sites such as yours, but was a little appalled at this particular one as to what page it is linked to. Not a criticism, just a note. Thanks again for your help and research. 🙂 Sincerely, Theresa Fortin

    • Posted February 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      those ads are not from myside, usually from mobile devices.

  3. Posted February 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    on a second note… as soon as I posted my comment, the ad disappeared… Just a heads up, tho! 🙂

  4. Amy
    Posted February 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Bryan, the ad is showing up and I am on my laptop…

    • Posted February 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

      I need to research this because I can’t see any ads. hmmmmmmm

  5. Snuffy Smith
    Posted February 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Fools every one of you….

  6. Posted February 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    By writing that Planned Parenthood said “Give us your money or we will destroy you”, by putting that in actual quotes, you are making an allegation that this was actually said by someone in Planned Parenthood. Unless you can back up those allegations, you are about to be in some serious trouble for libel.

  7. dracolemur
    Posted February 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Wow. It’s very telling that anti-choicers have to resort to blatant lies to shore up their teetering platforms. Komen Foundation made a decision to forfeit the actual lives of thousands of actual women in favor of hysterical anti-choice rhetoric; when called out because of it, they backpedaled. There was no threatening, no “shakedown.” They made a decision, and people reacted. The spin you’re putting on it is hilarious.
    For anybody reading this: do some research, yes? Tell me how much money PP spends as a percentage providing abortions, as opposed to the money they spend on health education and general health services. Tell me how much money the Komen Foundation spends on breast cancer screening, vs. how much they spend on marketing. Then tell me how much money Planned Parenthood raised in donations in *the last two days*.
    There’s two kinds of “pro-lifers”; the ignorant or misinformed, and the hypocrites. Which are you?
    Expecting this comment to be either deleted or never be approved for posting… because as usual, the anti-choice windbags can’t stand being faced with actual facts.

  8. Elizabeth
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the info. I stopped buying anything with the Susan G. Komen logo on it after attending the conference at March for Life in 2004 and found out about their ties with Planned Parenthood. I was so happy earlier this week when I found out they stopped funding and am pretty upset right now. It just means we will have to work and pray harder, I guess. Thanks for all you do. I love your site and have bought several shirts from you. I think it’s time for me to buy some more!

  9. Posted February 4, 2012 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    I am new to your website. I’m pro-choice but interested in understanding pro-lifers’ points of view. In your case, I doubt that interest is mutual, but I will offer my 2-cents worth anyway. The gist of your post is that the Komen reversal was a result of “bullying” by the organization Planned Parenthood. You refer to “hostage-taking” and a “Mafia shakedown”. I understand that you view Planned Parenthood as close to the devil incarnate, so you are unlikely to even try to understand why people support it, or even that they do. But the fact is that millions of people, especially women, do admire and support Planned Parenthood.

    You say: “What Planned Parenthood did this week was unleash their multi-million dollar fury and political might against a group wholly unprepared for such a political attack.” But this is not what happened, or at least it is far from the whole story. The New York Times reports (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/health/policy/komen-breast-cancer-group-reverses-decision-that-cut-off-planned-parenthood.html): “By the end of the week, Twitter users had sent more than 1.3 million posts mentioning Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and related terms and hashtags. On Thursday alone, there were more than 460,000 Tweets.” This was a spontaneous mass response of shock, surprise, upset and outrage by people, undoubtedly mostly women, who have enthusiastically supported both Komen and Planned Parenthood. I was spontaneously outraged, and Planned Parenthood doesn’t pay me, and I am no dupe of the “mainstream media.” To blame the pressure Komen found itself under on supposedly strong-arm tactics by a sinister rich powerful organization is to miss the fact that Planned Parenthood has strong popular support which Komen had woefully underestimated.

    The New York Times adds: “it wasn’t just abortion rights activists denouncing Komen but also some of the foundation’s longtime supporters, who were furious that the fight against breast cancer had been drawn into partisan battles.”

    No one has claimed, as far as I know, that Planned Parenthood used Komen money to fund abortions. It does do breast cancer screenings by doing breast exams, and referring women who need them to get mammograms. Routine screening mammograms are not even recommended for women under 40. So Planned Parenthood has been serving Komen’s cancer-fighting goals faithfully and well, especially for young poor women. It was prolifers who were the bullies who tried to force Komen to serve their goal of shutting down Planned Parenthood, a goal which has nothing to do with Komen’s mission.

    Wouldn’t it be better to stop your strong-arm tactics, stop attacking women’s health organizations, and just try to convince people not to have abortions by arguments instead?

    • Posted February 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

      Lisa, the NY Times is well-known as a liberal (very!) newspaper. I don’t believe anything they tell me any more.

      • Posted February 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

        Honey, if you think the NY Times is (very!) liberal, you are truly living in the conservative bubble. It’s left-leaning at best.

        And are you really claiming that a libelous blog is more trustworthy than an established newspaper that actually has to verify the stories they publish? I find that very difficult to believe.

  10. Lisa
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    Before complaining that Planned Parenthood does for women who might have breast cancer what Kormen cannot (i.e. pay for necessary mammograms at for-profits) and have the audacity to claim they providing for those women, maybe you should question why Kormen spends less money on women’s health than on turning bridges pink, suing other health-related non-profits, and lobbying Congress for measures that have negative impacts on women’s health while claiming to be helping. If you indeed feel, as I do, that PP is an anti-life, money-grubbing organization then the situation here is two anti-life, money-grubbing organizations that are fighting over donations. There is no reason to value an embryo over an adult woman (or man, since male breast cancer seems largely ignored on these discussions).

    Kormen is an awful organization and it is wonderful that people are talking about that even if those people are pro-choice. The way that so many pro-lifers have rallied behind Kormen is sickening. Sometimes I feel that there are many pro-lifers that will take any ally they can find against abortion no matter who that ally is. An “ally” that says the right things while hypocritically doing anti-Christian things is an anti-Christ. To remain righteous, we must make sure that our alliances are similarly righteous. We do not fight evil with evil, we fight evil with Good.

    (Similarly, I cannot condone your reference to the travesty and moral criminality of abortion as a holocaust. While I am a Christian, I have Jewish family members and so the anti-semetism against them strikes me as well. We cannot engage in bigotry and follow the teachings of Christ. We must fight, and we must win, and we will win, but with God and not the petty, worldly tools of hatred.)

  11. Nate
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Bryan this isn’t just a shakedown, this is outright black mail and extortion by Planned Parenthood, it really is. That PP threatened Komen. This isn’t just a threat and being a school yard bully this is outright black mail and extortion. It really is. Planned Parenthood would do anything to keep any group like Komen from cutting their funding. to PP.

    • Posted February 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

      So Nate repeats Bryan’s charges. “This is outright black mail and extortion by Planned Parenthood, it really is. That PP threatened Komen.” Well, it makes a good story, but what are you basing these claims on? I’m willing to believe it, but so far I’ve seen not one shred of evidence for this blackmail and extortion by PP. Can you just make things up and believe them because they fit your world view, with no evidence at all? That’s quite a talent. I could never do that.

      I submitted evidence: 1.3 million Tweets. That’s not a backroom threat, it’s a popular rejection. Top officials of Komen itself resigned in protest, presumably because this move violated their trust. Where is your evidence that PP, the organization, threatened or blackmailed Komen? (I have seen news reports claiming some callers made veiled threats against Komen employees. That’s outrageous. But that’s individual nut cases, not Planned Parenthood.)

      And while you’re thinking about these bitter accusations of blackmail and extortion, maybe this is a good time for a little self-examination. Have prolifers been engaging in the very tactics they accuse PP of? If you disapprove of these tactics, is it right for you to use them?Think about it.

  12. Nate
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Dracolemur, what do you call it when someone says that if you don’t keep paying us money then we will destroy you or harm you? I would call that extortion or black mail, maybe you don’t. But I sure would.. Maybe you call it just another day at the office for Planned Parenthood and threaten to destroy organizations so often that it’s no big deal for PP to threaten and commit black mail and extortion. Maybe Planned Parenthood does it all the time and to people like you is nothing for PP to do that, IDK, do you approve of extortion and black mail? If that’s not black mail and extortion then what is?

    • Posted February 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

      No one said that. There is no record of that ever being said or implied in any form. I can see how you would misunderstand that, since the Pro-Life Association of whatever issued a statement that wrote that as a quote, but it’s libelous accusation with no basis in reality.

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