Catholic bishops prodded Komen to drop Planned Parenthood support
Catholic World News - March 16, 2012
A Reuters report claims that Catholic bishops “pressured” the Komen Foundation to end its support for Planned Parenthood. In fact, the Reuters story shows that several Catholic bishops had ended their support for the Komen Foundation because of its links with Planned Parenthood. Thus the “pressure” seen by Reuters was a withdrawal of voluntary contributions.
Earlier this year the Komen Foundation announced that it was ending its own voluntary support for Planned Parenthood. The result was an angry campaign, denouncing Komen for putting pressure on Planned Parenthood. Stung by the relentless criticism, Komen backed away from the announcement.
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Posted by: mgreen32234 -
Mar. 19, 2012 12:04 PM ET USA
Where was the due diligence in researching the Komen organization's grants in 2008 before Holy Father's visit?
Posted by: unum -
Mar. 17, 2012 9:30 AM ET USA
lauriem5377, I'm afraid that your hope for 60,000,000 Catholics coming together will go unfulfilled. There are a small percentage of that figure that practice their faith and have the right to call themselves "Catholic". I'm afraid their voice would not be heard over the secular media. However, if our earnest prayers for out country are answered by the Holy Spirit, anything is possible!
Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Mar. 16, 2012 8:45 PM ET USA
I certainly hope our Bishops 'pressured' the Komen foundation. No Catholic wants their money going to an organization that funnels it to the abortion giant. If the country's 60,000,000 Catholics came together in the devoted following of our Lord, to practice their faith, just think what good would result!