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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Handel's revenge on Planned Parenthood

Republican Karen Handel not only became the first woman to win a congressional seat in Georgia last night, but she exacted revenge on Planned Parenthood -- which had relentlessly worked to get Handel fired five years ago.



In 2012, Handel worked for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation as vice president of public policy.

While Komen raised money in the name of fighting breast cancer, the foundation gave $700,000 a year to Planned Parenthood.

Handel stopped that.

Planned Parenthood stopped her. In February 2012, she resigned amid a liberal backlash.

From the New York Times on February 7, 2012:
By restoring Planned Parenthood’s eligibility for grants on Friday, the Komen foundation, the nation’s most influential breast cancer advocacy organization, sought to quiet the criticism that engulfed it last week after its decision to cut contributions to Planned Parenthood became public. Until the controversy, Komen had been seen as a nonpartisan organization that raised large amounts of money from supporters across the ideological spectrum.
But there were new signs this week that the political divisions over Planned Parenthood — which provides abortions, contraceptives and a range of health services to women at hundreds of clinics across the country — would continue to be an issue for Komen. Mitt Romney waded into the debate on Monday during an interview with the conservative talk show host Scott Hennen, saying he did not think the foundation’s executives should have changed their mind over cutting the support to Planned Parenthood.
Liberals threatened to boycott Komen.

As if.

After Komen fired Handel (technically she resigned), conservatives boycotted Komen. And the charity learned that conservatives -- not liberals -- are the charitable people.

Revenues for Komen dropped.

"In fiscal 2011, the organization collected $367 million," the Los Angeles Times reported.

In fiscal 2015, the organization collected $213,313,130, Charity Navigator reported.

Planned Parenthood gave Democrat Jon Ossoff, a carpetbagger, $750,000.

It was an investment. Ossoff would vote to continue the flow of tax money to Planned Parenthood. Think of it as a kickback. Every Democrat in Congress gets one.

From Life Site:
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Handel; Planned Parenthood endorsed Ossoff. SBA List contacted more than 65,000 voters with information about Handel's opposition to painful late-term abortions, opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions, and willingness to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood.
"We congratulate pro-life champion Karen Handel on her historic victory tonight. Although America’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, spent six figures in support of her opponent Jon Ossoff, Karen’s record of courageous leadership won the day," said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. "We are encouraged that the voters rejected Ossoff’s extreme pro-abortion agenda and are sending Karen Handel to Washington to stand up for women and children and get taxpayers out of the abortion business."
Ossoff attacked Handel over the Komen/Planned Parenthood scandal during their first debate. Handel defended herself, pointing out she had been tasked with disengaging the Foundation from involvement with Planned Parenthood because the grants it had been giving the abortion giant "were not effective."
Women's health would be better if Komen did not give $700,000 a year to Planned Parenthood, and instead focused on its stated mission of battling breast cancer.

Americans want tax funding of abortion ended.

In light of the election of Handel, Republicans should finally end giving money to Planned Parenthood.

Instead use the money to fund lung cancer research (it kills 72,000 women a year, breast cancer 40,000).



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16 comments:

  1. Alfred E. Ossoff was running the Planned Parenthood "how dare she!" commercials for them. They all had his name on them. Had PP run the commercials themselves, Representative Handel (it feels so good to say that) would have beaten him like a rented mule.

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  2. There is strong evidence that primigravida girls and women - that is,those pregnant for the first time - who have a BRCA gene are at VERY high risk for aggressive,metastatic (stage 4) breast cancer by the time they hit 35-40. It is always terminal and truly awful. They have 2 choices: genetic testing BEFORE the abortion "procedure" or double mastectomies afterwards, removing every bit of breast tissue.

    First read about this a few years ago when 2 separate "clinics" in Washington state were sued by the parents of two girls who'd received zero "counseling" prior to their abortions. The respective clinics paid huge sums to settle out of court.

    Our compliant press was quiet about it (except in Washington local papers). Wish I'd kept the original sources...

    Fast forward a few years later and *the* most engaging, intelligent, and beloved woman I ever knew died of that disease at age 40 or so. I knew her when she was a teenager and she told me about her abortion...

    She left behind a grieving husband and two young children. As the family filed out of the church the little boy piped up and said, "now do we get our new mommy?" He'd been told very early that very soon, "mommy will get better and it will be like having a new mommy..." That was back before they knew what *kind* of breast cancer she had.

    So what would you do, Don? Send an anonymous letter to her husband telling him to be vigilant about his daughter?? That's the best I can come up with. For sure, I ain't gonna tell her mother...

    My silence may cost another girl her future...and I think about it all the time...

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    1. My advice? Forgive yourself. What would telling her husband have done?
      But share your story. Make sure her daughter knows without knowing, you know? Be a friend.

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    2. Posts like this help a lot. God bless you for caring. We need to develop a culture that loves babies again, and rejoices with every mother regardless of her age or circumstances.

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    3. I did not know this, thank you for sharing it. On demand abortion is an abomination, and this adds to the horror.

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  3. BTW, both families in Washington used part of the suit settlements to arrange for double mastectomies for their daughters.

    I hate the whole foundational lie on which PP was founded.

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  4. This makes me 10 times as glad Handel won than I was before.

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  5. The same people that vigilantly defend PP are largely the people it was established to cull from the herd. Mo irony there.

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  6. How well I remember all the hoopla when Komen tried to pull support from Planned Parenthood. I did not know, however, that Karen Handel was the brave soul behind that move. I applauded Komen at the time the organization announced it would no longer give money to PP, and I was sickened when Komen reversed course. I committed back then never to give another cent to Komen, and I haven't. I quit running the annual Komen race, and I've honked off a friend or two by refusing to sponsor them when they ran. Thank you, Karen Handel, for your courage and I'm so happy you won!

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  7. I have a very young 27 year old daughter, actually she is my youngest child, I thank God every day that she was brought up to never get an abortion. I can now thank God that Karen Handel won in GA06, I pray every day that PP is shut down. Margret Sanger was a RACIST and actually believed that African Americans should be treated as WEEDS and removed from humanity via aborting their unborn

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  8. Many years ago I was made aware of a statistic that women who have abortions have a significantly higher risk of breast cancer then those who have a child and breast feed the baby for six to nine months. For women who have four or more children and breast feed, the cancer risk drops to nearly zero. That was in an information packet we got when my first wife and I got married. Don't remember the exact numbers, and I'm too worn out to spend much time looking.

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    1. Age matters, too. Waiting until in one's thirties to have kids raises the risks.

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  9. One of the best political cartoons I've ever seen - the silhouette of a woman in a room listening to a person tagged as "Planned Parenthood" and saying, "Now let's talk about your upcoming abortion, Mrs. Beethoven."

    Don't mess with The Plan. His Plan. The Plan works. Trust The Plan. None of us know how many contributions, great and small but all good, have been lost, or will be lost. But our message must stand because it's true. God does not forsake His children.

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    1. That's actually a horrible political cartoon, for the simple reason that if you substitute "Mrs. Hitler" for "Mrs. Beethoven" it becomes an ad for the other side of the argument. If life starts in the womb, then its a crime to snuff it out - not because of who or what that life will end up becoming.

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  10. I love it when a plan comes together.

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  11. There is ZERO justification for on demand abortion in today's world. If I had a daughter and I even suspected she might be sexually active I would pay for counseling and contraception. You might call me an enabler, but teenagers are gonna do dumb things, no matter what. Using abortion as post bad decision contraception is far worse.

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