After making the decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood and making it clear that they would stand firm with the decision, today, the Komen Foundation has put on their big girl panties and not only apologized but they have decided that they will be restoring full funding to Planned Parenthood. The reputation of the organization has been irreparably harmed by these latest actions, but at least they have taken the opportunity to do the right thing. Susan G. Komen Founder and CEO Nancy Brinker, has said that she regrets that people felt that it was a political move.
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UPDATE: Nancy Brinker plays with words...
When the news broke that the Komen Foundation had issued an apology for its decision to stop funding cancer screen and prevention at Planned Parenthood. The apology was nothing more than an attempt to control the damage done to the Komen brand, but the traditional media nonetheless did the work for the foundation by reporting it as a reversal of the Komen Foundation's decision. But it's not.
A Komen board member confirmed that the announcement does not mean that Planned Parenthood is guaranteed future grants — a demand he said would be “unfair” to impose on Komen. So in other words, the foundation's announcement isn't reversing anything at all.
When pushed on whether this means the new announcement wasn’t really a reversal, [Komen board member John] Raffelli pushed back, arguing that Komen, in response to all the criticism, had removed politics from the grant-making process. “Is it really unclear that we’re changing the policy to address criticism?” he said.
Yes, it really is unclear. The Komen Foundation needs to state unequivocally that it will continue its long practice of working with Planned Parenthood; otherwise, this looks like nothing more than an attempt to try to change the narrative and the non-stop negative headlines about the foundation's politicizing of breast cancer prevention.Source