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by Kavita Das on February 8 2012, 9:22AM
With the dust settling on the Komen for the Cure controversy, Colorlines.com readers have asked, What do I do now? A former Komen program director and permanent women’s health advocate offers some next steps.
by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2012, 4:26PM
Just two years ago Komen for the Cure founder Nancy Brinker wrote that cutting funding to Planned Parenthood would be turning “our backs on these women.”
by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2012, 10:25AM
Komen for the Cure Vice President Karen Handel is against civil unions, adoptions, and benefits for same sex couples.
by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2012, 12:22PM
“Planned Parenthood thanks each and every person who has contributed to elevating the importance of breast cancer prevention for so many women in need.”
by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2012, 12:10PM
Check out this Tumblr that includes stories submitted by “women whose lives were saved or changed because they had access to affordable healthcare like cancer screenings though Planned Parenthood.”
by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2012, 11:07AM
Brinker said the entire Komen drops Planned Parenthood controversy is a “mischaracterization” because they “still have three grants they are committed to at least another year through the end of the grant cycle.”
by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2012, 12:38PM
The hackers re-designed a Komen banner ad that promoted its marathon to read “Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank.”
by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 2:21PM
African-American women are more likely than all other women to die from breast cancer.
by Akiba Solomon on February 1 2012, 10:01AM
Whether they like it or not, defunding Planned Parenthood’s breast health programs makes Susan G. Komen Foundation look anti-choice. And of course, poor women of color will suffer most.
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 6:58PM
The nation’s largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the US., Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will cutoff grants made to Planned Parenthood that were mostly used for breast exams.