Tagged: breast cancer awareness

MO Progressive Caucus Joins 50 in Congress:  Koman, Please Reconsider 0

MO Progressive Caucus Joins 50 in Congress: Koman, Please Reconsider

By Jo Mannies – St. Louis Beacon Thirty-four members of the Missouri General Assembly’s bipartisan Progressive Caucus have formally asked the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation “to reconsider their decision to cut cancer-screening funding to Planned Parenthood.” The group has signed letters sent to the foundation and to its chief executive, Nancy Brinker. (Click here to read the Beacon’s article on the controversy.) “The foundation’s decision to cut funding for breast cancer prevention, screening, and education at Planned Parenthood health centers will affect hundreds of thousands of women,” said State Rep.Stacey Newman, D-Richmond Heights and chair of the caucus. The caucus calls...

Susan G. Komen’s Act of Cowardice 0

Susan G. Komen’s Act of Cowardice

By Amanda Marcotte  – Slate.com  |  Posted Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at 6:24 PM ET In a shocking move Tuesday afternoon, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country’s most famous breast cancer charity, pulled its grants for breast-cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood. Komen claims that their reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation from Congress, but as it’s well-understood on both the left and the right that the investigation, headed by Rep. Cliff Stearns, is a nuisance investigation that will almost surely turn up nothing, this excuse sounds lame indeed. The likelier explanation is the one offered by Planned Parenthood, that Komen caved under...