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PRO-DEATHER FAIL

It’s been a great few days for activism, Widdershins. Many of us participated in the mass pressure that was placed on the Susan G. Komen Foundation after it decided to remove $680,000 per year of mammogram funding from Planned Parenthood. Thanks to that pressure, the Foundation reversed its decision – sort of – and now, the prime mover and shaker behind that decision has resigned.

In her resignation letter, Karen Handel, senior vice president for public policy at Komen, the country’s largest breast cancer charity, acknowledged that she was closely involved in the decision to stop funding breast health services at Planned Parenthood, which received $680,000 in Komen funds last year. That decision, made public last week, provoked an immediate public backlash against Komen. Thousands of people protested the move on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites. Komen reversed the decision Friday, apologizing to the public and announcing that Planned Parenthood would be eligible for future grants.

This was the same Karen Handel, we found out, that campaigned for Governor of Georgia (as a Republican endorsed by Sarah Palin, bien sur!) stating flat-out that one of her goals was to de-fund Planned Parenthood because it is an abortion provider. Thankfully, she lost, but then, as these pro-deathers are wont to do, she turned her sights on accomplishing this goal another way. She was hired by Nancy Brinker, who is another pro-deather, and immediately started lobbying to take SGK’s funding away. The amount per year was big enough to sink her teeth into – think of all the poor women who would die because they couldn’t afford breast cancer screenings! Oh, the joy of killing the morally inferior!

After almost a year of effort, these two ignorant, uh, females, did not get their way. An avalanche of online activism (which we participated in! Boo-ya!) bombarded the Komen Foundation and forced them to back off…way off, as we just noted. But is it enough, now that Handel is gone?

I don’t think so – not by a long shot.

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