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Komen Foundation Drops Planned Parenthood But Teams Up With Gun Seller To Sell Pink Pistol Raise Funds

Recently Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the country recently cut funding to Planned Parenthood who has recieved from the Foundation  $600,000 in grants last year alone for breast cancer prevention and screening programs.

Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun claims the reason to be that the Foundations new criteria bars the organization from giving funds to organizations that are under investigation by governmental authorities and last September, U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., launched an investigation of Planned Parenthood to determine whether it used public funds to pay for abortions.  But now many sources are saying that its really because Karen Handel, who became Komen’s senior vice president for public policy in April  is pro-life, and will not support the mission of Planned Parenthood.

But being “pro-life” obviously has nothing to do with the sanctity of life considering that the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation has teamed up with a gun manufacturer to sell a PINK handgun to raise funds for the organization!

Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan B. Koman Foundation to offer the Walther P-22 Hope Edition in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of each P-22 Hope Edition will be donated to the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The P-22 Hope Edition has an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Utilizing the same reliable controls and firing mechanism that has made the Walther P-22 America’s top selling handgun, the Hope Edition will be a limited production pistol offered exclusively through Discount Gun Sales.  (Only 429.99)

So the Komen Foundation won’t contribute to Planned Parenthood, which uses 3% of its resources to provide abortions, but it will gladly take blood money from a company that makes products specifically designed to kill full-grown people?  

Perhaps the Komen Foundation should change its slogan to “Killing for the Cure”

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