Komen changes story 180 degrees on why they defunded Planned Parenthood

Like all good conservative Republicans, Komen’s CEO Nancy Brinker thinks she can lie with impunity. No one is going to Google and realize that her organization had an entirely different story twelve hours ago for why they dropped Planned Parenthood. From the Washington Post:

It’s now less clear why Planned Parenthood lost the Komen funding. Komen had initially told the Associated Press that Planned Parenthood could not receive funding because it was under government investigation. But today, in no uncertain terms, Johnson indicated that the decision actually had very little to do with an ongoing congressional probe.

So why did Planned Parenthood lose funding? Brinker says it has to do with the fact that they do not provide mammograms to women, but only provide mammogram referrals. “It was nothing they were doing wrong,” she explained. “We have decided not to fund, whereever possible, pass-through grants. We were giving them money, they were sending women out for mammograms. What we would like to have are clinics where we can directly fund mammograms.”

The Google is a tyrant’s worst enemy.

And I guess all those Komen employees who quit as a result of this decision, and the three employees who told the Atlantic that Komen dropped Planned Parenthood because of the political pressure from Republicans, are just lying.

This Komen thing just keeps getting uglier and uglier.  I don’t see how the Race for the Cure, which Komen runs, survives being politicized like this.


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