Susan G. Komen Pulled Funding..Then brought it back

Recently in the news the breast cancer awareness charity Susan G. Komen has found themselves under fire. Susan G. Komen used to give grant money to Planned Parenthood, a place where women can do all things from receive birth control to get a mammogram and now Susan G. Komen has pulled their grant money from them.

Mollie Williams, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter and Dr. Kathy Plesser a radiologist on the Komen medical board said they plan to resign in protest of the money getting pulled from Planned Parenthood.

Susan G. Komen released a statement saying, “That we have adopted a new rule against partnering with organizations that are under investigation.” Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation by Congress.

The article said that women’s health groups and the public are really pushing for Susan G. Komen to reverse its decision and continue to support Planned Parenthood.

In my opinion, I think they should reverse their decision! I mean Planned Parenthood is a place where women can get checked for breast cancer if maybe they can’t afford to go somewhere else and isn’t that was Susan G. Komen stresses to get checked, get  your daughters checked etc.

Do you think this was a bad PR move on the part of Susan G. Komen? Do you think that they will reverse their choice to take away the grant money?

Katie Douglas

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/susan-g-komen_n_1250651.html?ncid=webmail10

After I got done writing this and posting it, Susan G. Komen decided to reverse their decision and decide to continue to fund Planned Parenthood. Komen apologized to Planned Parenthood after the article said, “massive public backlash.” Now that is fast PR.

Here is the article showing more information about the reversal of the decision.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/03/susan-g-komen-planned-parenthood_n_1252651.html?1328286773&ncid=webmail3

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One Response to Susan G. Komen Pulled Funding..Then brought it back

  1. erichughey says:

    Katie-

    I think they made the right decision. I just heard about this on the news today. I think this is something that you stick with from a PR standpoint. They have developed this relationship with Planned Parenthood organizations and if they cut their funding they are burning their bridges with those organizations. Those organizations of Planned Parenthood could also help fund and donate money to the Komen Foundation. I think they made the right decision on sticking with it. Even if they are being “investigated”, it doesn’t mean they are guilty of anything yet. It’s the 21st century, what organization hasn’t been at least slightly investigated?

    I think they made the right decision, even if they had to make a public apology. They would have had to make a public statement no matter which decision they made.

    -Eric Hughey

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