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Feb 08 2012

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Karen Handel

Susan G. Komen for the Cure stood up to the liberal establishment at least briefly by temporarily declaring that it would stop funneling donations meant for cancer research to the abortion mill Planned Parenthood, which doesn’t even do mammograms. An unfortunate casualty of this Culture War skirmish was the admirable countermoonbat Karen Handel:

The vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure who backed the breast cancer charity’s move to strip Planned Parenthood of funding resigned Tuesday, saying she stands by the now-abandoned decision that set off a storm of controversy.

Karen Handel, who had denounced Planned Parenthood as a former gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, said in her resignation letter and later interviews that she was actively engaged in the efforts to cut off the grants.

Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation for illegally spending taxpayer money to abort babies. This nefarious and lavishly subsidized outfit received $680,000 from Komen last year.

Handel — whose own views on abortion are moderate — wanted to spare donors the agony of having donated their hard-earned money to fight breast cancer, only to learn that it went to an organization devoted to killing children. For this she had to walk the plank. But at least her self-respect is intact.

Karen Handel
Kudos to Karen Handel.

On a tip from Son of Taz.

36 Responses to “Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Karen Handel”

  1. StanInTexas says:

    No mention of Karen Handel could occur without noting that she was a member of the GOP and opposed to Planned Parenthood.

    Yet when Congressional Democrats threatened Koman with an investigation for their funding decision, Liberals cried out “The PEOPLE have spoken”.

    There can be no clearer example of the blatent hypocrisy of the Left, nor any better indication that they care more about killing children than they do for women’s health.

  2. A. Levy says:

    This is why they say, “charity begins at home”.

  3. AC says:

    The unfortunate side effect of all of this is that donations towards fighting breast cancer have been exposed as in disrepute when going through Komen. Donations towards uncontroversial, nonpartisan research will fall.

    Even lefies like lao should be able to agree that, for certain causes, it helps when a fundraising organization has no controversy and no agenda.

    We should all be able to come together to fight cancer without stumbling over partisanship. Komen’s shortsighted decision to embrace a controversial ideological issue has harmed its ability to raise funds to fight breast cancer.

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  4. mega says:

    I’ve probably given $1,000 or $2,000 to Komen over the years. Makes me sick to think that money was funneled to abortions. I feel bad for Komen, cancer victims and Karen Handel, but mostly I feel bad seeing how the progressives have gotten their tentacles into every little corner of life, even little corners where you’re just trying to do something good and necessary. Why is the media not asking WHY donations to fight cancer are going to perform abortions – at all?

  5. born in 76 says:

    It’s a win-win for a liberal. Take funding to save lives while giving it to those that take life.

    Sick f^#!s.

  6. Goldenfoxx says:

    I for one will not give any money to a foundation that funds killing babies. The Susan Komen Foundation started off noble, but in the end politics played its role. I know women with breast cancer and I knew women who died from it, and none of them believed in abortion, nor did the Susan Komen Foundation save them. Screw them!

  7. Bob Roberts says:

    In at least one article I read it was reported that “some” planned parenthood locations do breast cancer screenings of some sort. Don’t know if it’s mammograms or just a quick grab and squeeze, but that’s what was reported.

    It’s bad enough that PP is up to their necks in the baby murder industry – but when you go back to their beginnings you find that the whole logic for creating the organization was to mow down the “weeds” in our population, to purify our gene pool – essentially to cull out “undesirables” which was actually code for blacks.

  8. Jay B. says:

    Wow. I gave 50$ to that foundation two years ago. Lesson learned, make your homeworks and see where the money goes before giving. It makes me sick just thinking about this.

  9. lao says:

    Komen Foundation Restores Funding for Breast Cancer Screenings at Planned Parenthood Health Centers

    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation reversed its decision and continues to fund breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers.

    The outpouring of support online for Planned Parenthood and women in need of breast cancer screenings has been nothing short of astonishing, and because of it, thePlanned Parenthood Breast Health Fund has received more than $3 million from thousands of people across the country in only three days.

    Every dollar we received for this fund will go directly for breast exams and diagnostic services, as well as breast health outreach and education. And now that the Komen Foundation plans to continue their support, even more women will receive lifesaving breast cancer care.

  10. lao says:

    From Statement by Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America available at the link above.

    “Planned Parenthood has been a trusted partner with the Komen Foundation in early cancer detection and prevention services. In particular, Planned Parenthood helps the Komen Foundation reach vulnerable populations — low-income women, African-American women, and Latinas — especially in rural areas and underserved communities where Planned Parenthood health centers are their only source of health care. With Komen Foundation grants, over the past five years, Planned Parenthood health centers provided nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams and more than 6,400 mammogram referrals. With the outpouring of support over the past week, even more women in need will receive lifesaving breast cancer care.”

  11. StanInTexas says:

    Planned Parenthood will now take Komen’s money, use it to refer women to other organizations for mammograms (refer, and not pay for), while using the money they would have used to that service to kill more children.

    Komen was bowed by political pressure from the pro-death Liberals. They will never receive another red-cent from me.

  12. AC says:

    Komen knows it is inviting controversy and imperiling its fundraising ability. Politics has been put before its mission statement.

  13. lao says:

    stanwee, did you notice that PP conducted 170,000 breast exams but only 6,400 of those required referral for a mammogram?

  14. StanInTexas says:

    LaoZee/Vega, is the Hokey Pokey REALLY what it’s all about?

  15. kiplingsburdens says:

    Precisely why I will never give to “charities.” The money is seldom fully used for the causes they claim to represent and the fact that so many “non-profits” reward their staffers wit luxurious benefits, salaries and bonuses with monies given in the name of causes.

    Anyone ever notice how many people profit from “non-profits”? The fact that there are entire industries that revolve around fund raising should make them suspect for the same reason why Willie Sutton robbed banks.. “That’s where the money is”.. And Not for good causes.

  16. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Their business model revolves around death.

    That they may perform a quick breast exam on their clients in order to subsidize their income matters not at all
    In fact, this all means less money for legitimate cancer screenings, treatment, and research done by REAL doctors dedicated to preserving LIFE,rather than terminating it.

  17. lao says:

    (rolls eyes)

  18. StanInTexas says:

    Ghost, that is PRECISELY how they come up with their bogus “Abortion is only 3%” lie. They count SERVICES. If they perform an abortion, that is a service. If they hand a young girl a pamphlet and a condom, that is also a service.

    Curious how 3% of their business generates 15% of their income. And that number is even higher if you take away all the money that they are given and look only at income.

    Planned Parenthood is the largest FOR PROFIT abortion facility in the country. That is what we Conservatives call a FACT!

  19. Sam Adams says:

    “Every dollar we received for this fund will go directly for breast exams and diagnostic services, as well as breast health outreach and education. And now that the Komen Foundation plans to continue their support, even more women will receive lifesaving breast cancer care.”

    Which will free up other dollars to do what PP does best.

    “Planned Parenthood helps the Komen Foundation reach vulnerable populations — low-income women, African-American women, and Latinas — especially in rural areas and underserved communities where Planned Parenthood health centers are their only source of health care.”

    Which is probably the reason that the percent of black women and Latinas are having abortions at a higher rate than whites. Wake up, folks; Planned Parenthood is eliminating you as fast as possible.

  20. Jodie says:

    If there are any breast exams going on at Planned Parenthood, they are probably part of a quick health check on the mother before the abortion. I doubt if many or any walk into Planned Parenthood specifically for a breast exam.

  21. lao says:

    Jodie, tell us what you see when you look at the front page of the Planned Parenthood website.

  22. StanInTexas says:

    I know what I see when I look at Planned Parenthood…

    The Largest FOR PROFIT Abortion Provider in America!!!!!!

  23. Jodie says:

    Yes lao, I see that Planned Parenthood is now pretending to be very concerned about breast cancer screenings – likely only since this “Komen for the kill” controversy; however, if they really cared about women’s health, they would post something like this on their website:

    “Abortion is the induced termination of a pregnancy,[1] often causing fetal pain. Abortion is a billion-dollar industry[2][3][4] in the United States[5] and Western Europe except for Ireland, Malta and Poland, where it has been abolished.[6][7][8] Abortion in Poland declined by 99% after communism was overthrown, and women’s health has dramatically improved there due to fewer abortions.[9]

    About 80% of women who see an ultrasound of their fetus (unborn child) decide not to abort.[10] Millions of women who had an abortion later suffer psychologically or physically from it, and support groups exist to help.[11] Many victims of abortion find healing by speaking out against, and discouraging, similar harm to other mothers and their children.[12]

    “Abortion doesn’t solve your problems, it only creates different ones,” warned a full-page ad by many women who had abortions.[13] Many women begin regretting their abortion before they even leave the abortion clinic. In some cases, women begin regretting their abortion just before it is performed,[14] but are told by abortionists that it is too late to change their mind because they already signed a consent form (which is a lie – it is never too late to withdraw consent for an abortion).

    Abortion always ends the life of the unborn child, typically by dismemberment. Abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, future premature birth, mental illness, and other long-term health problems for the mother, as detailed below. Sometimes women die from abortion.[15]
    Mental Health Risks From Abortion

    A comprehensive review of literature, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that “there is a significant increase in mental health problems after abortion.”[16][17]
    Abortion and Breast Cancer

    The vast majority of scientific studies have shown that abortion causes an increase in breast cancer, including 16 out of 17 statistically significant studies.[18] “A new study coming from researchers in Sri Lanka finds women who had abortions … [had a] 3.42 [increased risk] … compared with those who kept their baby. … The Sri Lankan study is the fourth epidemiological study in fourteen months to report an abortion-breast cancer link, including studies from the U.S., China and Turkey.”[19] LifeNews also reported in 2010 that a National Cancer Institute researcher admitted there was a link between abortion and breast cancer.[20] Studies showing that abortion increases breast cancer predate the political controversy.[21] A study at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center published in 2009 confirmed a 40% increase in risk in breast cancer from abortion.[22][23] Yet the abortion industry conceals this increased risk, just as the tobacco industry concealed its cancer risk for decades.[24]
    Walk for Life rally

    A new study on breast cancer in Turkey published in April 2009 in the peer-reviewed World Journal of Surgical Oncology found, through a surveying process, that induced abortion was a statistically significant cause of breast cancer risk. The study concludes, “Our findings suggest that age and induced abortion were found to be significantly associated with increased breast cancer risk….”[25]

    Specifically, the study found that Turkish women who received one or more induced abortions had a 66% higher risk of breast cancer than women who never had an abortion.”

  24. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    That is what is called in marketing terms “brand image”.
    Just as a restaurant wouldn’t convey an image of a fat guy in a white tee shirt with hairy armpits exposed and a big brown stain in front, PP would rather people not see them for what they truly are.
    Merchants of death, carrying out the darkest desires of Margaret Sanger, mostly on “African American and Latino women”
    And this:
    especially in rural areas and underserved communities where Planned Parenthood health centers are their only source of health care.
    Let’s check
    None of these arias qualify as rural and underserved

  25. lao says:

    Since Jodie figures information from conservapedia is legitimate, we may as well look for some “balance” by citing wikipedia.

    Abortion-breast cancer hypothesis

    The abortion–breast cancer hypothesis has been the subject of extensive scientific inquiry, and the scientific community has concluded that abortion does not cause breast cancer. This consensus is supported by major medical bodies, including the World Health Organization, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    The American Cancer Society noted with concern that: “The issue of abortion generates passionate viewpoints in many people. Breast cancer is the most common cancer, and is the second leading cancer killer in women (lung cancer is the first). Still, the public is not well-served by false alarms. At this time, the scientific evidence does not support the notion that abortion of any kind raises the risk of breast cancer.”

  26. Jodie says:

    “For years, the National Cancer Institute has been telling Americans that having an abortion and using oral contraceptives had nothing to do with an increased risk of breast cancer.
    But now, recognized experts in cancer have published a study in a reputable, peer-reviewed publication that finds that the contraceptives and abortions significantly increase the risk in a specific type of breast cancer called triple-negative..
    This should be earth-shattering news, backing as it does the assertions and scientific findings that have concluded that abortion raises the risk of breast cancer, but so far, the nation’s major newspapers, wire services and news programs have ignored it, even though they all have access to the study and the press release describing it.”

  27. StanInTexas says:

    Jodie, you should know that scientific and peer-reviewed are no match for the OPINIONS found in Wikipedia.

    I for one appreciate you posting the names of the studies and the links to them, but I have to tell you that none of them will be able to penetrate the thick skulls and tiny minds of the Pro-Death psychophants.

  28. Sinister66 says:

    Jodie says:

    Cant believe you would even look at conservapedia seeing as how they are trying to re-write the bible to have a more conservative message.

  29. Jodie says:


    I’ve never even heard of conservapedia before today. I’m not for or against it yet. I do believe the article that I posted about abortion contains the truth though.

    Obviously, you know that I am against any translation of the Bible that takes away from the true meaning. I’m quite satisfied with at least four of the current popular translations. The funny thing is that I don’t know any lefty with an opinion about the Bible who has actually READ it.

  30. Stephan the Original says:

    lao’s tactics:

    avoid the evidence
    shoot the messenger

    lao, you simply don’t get it, non-pro-life sources for information on abortion simply aren’t credible because they can’t even admit the basic truth that abortion kills a human being and it is murder. What chance they will report something accurately that is more difficult and potentially open themselves to lawsuits, like the strong link between abortion and breast cancer? But then, I doubt if you would admit to a truth you dislike for any reason. So much easier (and lazy) to roll your eyes and think yourself brilliant.

    But nevertheless, a substantial amount of scientific evidence remains unchallenged which gives lie to lao’s position:

    …as for Sinister, he doesn’t realise that any translation (whether it’s the bible or anything else) from one language to another always has limitations. Here’s a couple of articles explaining why.

    I don’t know if what Conservapedia is doing will be successful – or even if I support it – but to claim it is an effort to “re-write the bible” is just a stupid lie and that is easy to see if you read the link sinister provided and follow further links that display the parts of the work already done. Especially dumb to claim that just days after one new ‘version’ removes “Father” and “Son” to appease muslims.

    The information is out there for people who want to know truth. It’s pretty easy to tell those who are serious about finding it. Jodie is certainly right that many have strong opinions about that which they know very little about, especially Christianity.

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  32. czuch says:

    Last penny there and never walk 10 miles in the middle of the night on their 24 hour walk athon either.
    Girl Scout cookies are another sham.
    $.38 of each $4.00 12oz box-o-cookies goes to the troop. Not really diggin what I’ve heard about them lately either.

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