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1/6/2014 (1 year ago)

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure experienced drastic drop-offs in contributions, participation following decision

The cancer research fundraising organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, experienced a 22 percent drop in contributions. Some attribute it to the controversy which arose after it stopped giving grants to Planned Parenthood. The decision was reversed - but the fallout was most definitely felt.

'We just hope that people will continue to understand that our work is very important,' Susan G. Komen for the Cure Andrea Rader spokeswoman says.

"We just hope that people will continue to understand that our work is very important," Susan G. Komen for the Cure Andrea Rader spokeswoman says.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/6/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Business & Economics

Keywords: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Planned Parenthood, cancer research, controversy


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Donations dropped from about $164 million from the fiscal year ending in March 2012 to $128 million in the year ending March 2013. These figures were confirmed in an audit posted on the organization's Web site this week. A spokeswoman for the Dallas-based breast cancer charity said contributions, including donations and corporate sponsorships, have noticeably declined.

The organization's plan to stop offering grants to Planned Parenthood in January 2012 was controversial. Hailed by Pro-Life Americans, it brought recrimination from Planned Parenthood. Several executives ended up leaving the organization. Fewer people took part in its fundraising Races for the Cure across the country.

The Komen organization announced last summer that it would cancel half of its three-day charity walks due to a drop in participation. The statements also showed that revenue from Race for the Cure and three-day events had a 19 percent drop for the same fiscal period, falling from about $258 million to $208 million.

Bottom line: Total revenue, which included the race fees, contributions, other fundraising and interest, dropped 18 percent in that time period -- from $399 million to $325 million.

While Komen spokeswoman Andrea Rader attributed the drops to the Planned Parenthood controversy, others disagree strongly. Other factors included economic uncertainty and other events vying for charity dollars.In addition, some former Pro-Life donors withdrew support after Komen changed its decision based on Planned Parenthoods pressure.

Rader said the organization is seeing its numbers stabilize and noted Komen currently has 150 corporate sponsors. She hopes that people originally angered by the Planned Parenthood issue are coming around because they know what Komen does for their community. "They tend to say, 'OK, we were mad about that but we're not mad anymore,'" she said. "We just hope that people will continue to understand that our work is very important," Rader said.

There is another side to the controversy.

Komen had given over half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood in 2012 alone. The money was supposed to be used for the noble purpose of breast cancer screening and breast health services. When they announced they would no longer grant Planned Parenthood any funds because they were under investigation, Planned Parenthood cried foul. Planned Parenthood was the subject of a Congressional investigation for using tax payer funds for abortion services. In fact, there is a cloud over much of their operation for good reason.

The head of Planned Parenthood's digital bullying effort told the New York Times,  "I think this was a tipping point for us. I think something has happened, where people are upset that two great organizations that have this shared mission were now in this difficult position. And so, we have been seeing that response through our supporters, some of whom were not our supporters before Tuesday afternoon."

The largest abortion provider in the United States, Planned Parenthood, displayed a digital form of bullying which should cause grave concern.Under its unrelenting media pressure, the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation backed down.

Planned Parenthood blamed the decision by the Susan G Komen Foundation to cease giving it grants on "anti-abortion activists". By that term they mean people who insist that the child in the womb is our neighbor. People who reject the profane idea that killing our first neighbors can ever be a "right" since it is always wrong to take innocent human life.  People who defend the fundamental Human Right to Life of every person, no matter how small.

In effect, every person who recognizes that the child in the womb is our neighbor, and it is always and everywhere wrong to take the innocent life of a neighbor. 

When an organization like Planned Parenthood receives a grant - or a subsidy - it may argue that it uses that particular money for a purpose other than the taking of innocent life through abortion, but the argument is a ruse. It is a deadly shell game. Money is fungible, or interchangeable. The very fact that the money came in allows other funds to be used for providing abortions.

The story is far from over.We will keep reporting on Planned Parenthood's insidious activities.

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