Komen Apologizes for “Mistake” of Defunding Planned Parenthood

by Nathan A. Cherry, 04/16/2012

Komen Planned Parenthood logoIn the space of just a few shorts weeks the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation went on a roller coaster ride in the court of public opinion. And while many people think the ride is over, it might be that it’s just beginning. And where this crazy ride stops is, at this point, anyone’s guess.

You might remember all the drama that started earlier this year when Komen announced they were no longer funding Planned Parenthood through its grant program. This was a long-awaited announcement for pro-lifers that had a hard time understanding how a breast cancer awareness group could support an organization that performs procedures (abortion) which have been linked to breast cancer. It seems counter-productive at best. Click here for article links covering the Komen fiasco.

With all that’s happened it comes as no surprise that Komen had laid low and done everything possible to avoid media attention; even going so far as to skip their annual lobbying day at Congress. And while pundits speculate on whether this move signals that Komen is still reeling from the beating they took at the hands of the media and Planned Parenthood, Komen quietly let Congress know that they still seek funding. But first, Komen president Nancy Brinker was sure to apologize for their recent “mistakes,” as Lifenews.com reports:

“In the past few months, we made mistakes that ultimately raised questions in the community about our commitment to the mission of saving lives,” Brinker wrote. “We take full responsibility for these missteps and we extend our deepest apologies. Our commitment to ending breast cancer for all women remains unwavering and sincere.”

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Open Letter to Komen from Dr. Gerard Nadal

by Nathan A. Cherry, 02/06/2012

Komen Pink RibbonMartinsburg, WV – It’s not often I post an open letter for our readers. But this one is both informative and speaks to the issues taking place with Susan G. Komen and their recent decision to defund Planned Parenthood. I have talked with a number of people that are confused or have been misinformed about the decision and are not sure exactly what is taking place. This letter I believe helps to clarify the situation and speak truth to the legitimacy of why it was necessary to defund Planned Parenthood.

Take a few moments to read Dr. Nadal’s letter – especially the last two paragraphs. Dr. Nadal is one of America’s most prolific pro-life writers. His blog is widely respected for integrating science with the pro-life movement to show how life begins at conception and should be defended from that time to natural death. You will no doubt be blessed by this article, encouraged by Komen’s decision, and equipped to discuss intelligently on the topic should it arise in your day.

An Open Letter to Susan G. Komen Founder, Nancy Brinker
by Gerard Nadal, Ph.D.

Dear Ms. Brinker,

As one who has been at odds with SGK over your organization’s funding of Planned Parenthood, I write today to offer you my heartfelt gratitude and congratulations for the principled and prudential position that you have taken in defunding Planned Parenthood.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.