February 7, 2012 |
Karen Handel says she resigned as a vice president for Susan G. Komen for the Cure because she had become "too much of a focal point" in the controversy surrounding Komen's decision to cut its funding to Planned Parenthood -- a decision that, after a torrent of public outcry, was reversed within days. "I really felt I had a responsibility to step aside so that [Komen] could refocus on their mission," Handel told Fox News in an interview Tuesday. The resignation follows close on the heels of accusations that Handel, a former gubernatorial candidate in Georgia who campaigned partly on a promise to yank state funding from Planned Parenthood, brought that same intent to the Dallas-based Komen when she was hired as senior vice president of public policy in April -- an accusation that Handel denies.
February 2, 2012 |
Some members of the House and Senate are getting involved in the flap over the recent decision of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to cut back funding of Planned Parenthood. They're inviting colleagues to sign letters asking Komen to reconsider its stance and calling the organization out for being politically motivated. A news release from the office of U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) says she and fellow Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have been joined by 24 of their colleagues in support of the letter, addressed to Komen founder and Chief Executive Nancy Brinker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1989
The president of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood, Jeanette Reese, offers in her article ("Office of Family Planning," June 25) reasons why the people of California should be happy to spend $34.6 million of their money in order to help them keep their "clinic" doors open. One reason is that it "will save at least $400 million in future costs." Planned Parenthood sells itself as a caring, professional family planning organization, when in fact it is the largest abortion provider and advocate in the United States.
July 22, 1995 |
The President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America reportedly resigned Friday after failing to muster a vote of confidence at a board meeting. Pamela J. Maraldo, who succeeded Faye Wattleton as president two years ago, has not officially announced her departure, nor named a successor, the New York Times said in today's editions.
April 13, 2012 |
After a tumultous and short-lived breakup between the two nonprofits in February, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is sending grant money Planned Parenthood's way. At least 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates will be receiving funding from their local Komen organizations, according to a report out in the Washington Post. The move comes as the breast cancer foundation continues to reforge ties after an unsuccessful attempt to stop funding the sexual and reproductive healthcare provider's breast-health services.
March 1, 1990
A $25,00 allocation to Pasadena Planned Parenthood, reluctantly approved in December by the city Board of Directors, will not be needed this fiscal year after all. City directors were informed Tuesday that the family planning agency will receive its full state funding to operate a clinic at 1045 N. Lake Ave. Although Gov. George Deukmejian had cut statewide family planning funds last year, the Legislature restored the money in a bill passed in January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
We are writing in support of the new Planned Parenthood clinic scheduled to open in the South Bay. As parents of two children, fortunate enough to receive quality health care, we cannot overlook or ignore those women and young girls who do not have health care. As a college student, I used Planned Parenthood for my gynecological needs and depended on them for the low cost services I couldn't have afforded elsewhere. Quality, dependable, inexpensive and available health care should be a right and not a luxury for every women especially during pregnancy so that the future generations can have the advantages of a healthy start on life.
February 1, 2012 |
Now it's real serious. California state Sen. Alex Padilla says he's severing ties -- and taking off his own tie -- with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The announcement comes a day after the Komen foundation announced it was ending grants to Planned Parenthood for breast-cancer screening and other breast-health services. Padilla, according to a news release, has volunteered as one of the foundation's "Pink Tie Guys," who raise awareness about breast cancer by donning -- you guessed it -- pink ties at public events.
November 16, 1986
In the article, "Teen Sex Education Campaign Launched" (by Beverly Beyette, Oct. 17), Faye Wattleton, the president of Planned Parenthood, states that it is irrational to believe that sexual activity among teens will stop and then describes a new campaign effort to increase the awareness and acquisition of contraceptives. As a pediatrician who works in a low socioeconomic area, it is difficult for me to understand how a rational mind could think that spending $1 million on contraceptive awareness could do anything to the incidence of teen-age pregnancy.