How the Susan G. Komen Foundation Lost Its Way
[the Susan G. Komen Foundation] claims to be apolitical, but CEO Nancy Brinker identifies as Republican, donates large amounts of money to Republican political candidates, and served as ambassador to Hungary during the George W. Bush administration. The addition of pro-life Georgia politician Karen Handel to the executive suite wasn’t an aberration, but rather a continuation of the gradual reddening of the foundation. It’s hardly surprising that they exhibited so little courage in the face of right wing confrontation; the organization has grown from a sweet promise to a dying sister into a pink clad right-wing sorority of sanctimonious hypocrisy.
By cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has broken its promise. It’s shown it values its anti-abortion agenda more than it values its anti-cancer purpose.