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Breaking: Karen Handel Resigns From Komen

Breaking: Karen Handel Resigns From Komen

The force behind the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood resigned this morning over what she called a “gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, [its] rationale, and my involvement in [the decision]”

Karen Handel had proudly stepped out in front of the issue and maintains she had a role in the decision, but insists it was not politically motivated. And in the very next breath she says “I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve.”

Handel remained defiant in the face of mounting evidence that she’s just plain lying.

But all of that may be spitting into the wind for Handel who will be remembered as the woman who in a mere 24 hours decimated the Komen brand.

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11:19PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Although, I'd bet she's not the only one in SGK.

9:13PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Seth, my apologies, the proper spelling is "Humanae Vitae" which can be found here: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_25071968_humanae-vitae_en.html

8:23AM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Seth, is it not called the sin of Annon?

Christians have an understanding on the conjugal union that is easily researched for any reader that may be interested. It does, in part involve the virtues of purity and self discipline, two among many that are missing today in the so called "values" of the secular mainstream.

I would suggest a reading of the document "Humane Vitae". This is a beautiful and prophetic document.

I disagree also with your remaining comments and stand by my earlier which are addressed in the document cited herein.

Have a great day!

11:03PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

To call my conclusions weak when I'm actually using facts, examples, informed opinions, and reasonable situations to illustrate the points I'm trying to make just doesn't hold much credibility when someone rambles the way you do. Merely filling space with drivel is hardly a compelling counter to the points I've raised.

11:02PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

Rodney, To insinuate that women choose to have abortions merely because pregnancy is a "headache" for them belittles the experience of those women and the gravity of their choice, but that's typical of someone too ignorant to understand the situations of others and the choices they have to make in their own lives.

Equally ignorant, if not more so, is your assertion of fetuses crying as their brains, lungs, and vocal cords are not yet developed enough for them to do so. A fetus, before viability, is not a sentient creature that would feel pain or have any brain function that would process an experience such as having its development ended; it's merely a mass of cells taking a shape, but not achieving its end result, or even some level at which mechanical devices can make up for developmental deficiencies to allow the process to move further along toward completion.

Even your quotes of scripture seem asinine as you seem to be doing so simply for the sake of trying to impress people as if you're some scholar, when you actually seem to just be pulling out random quotes that have nothing to do with the subject. If you're going to rely on fiction over fact to back your position, couldn't you at least try to be relevant?

To call my conclusions weak when I'm actually using facts, examples, informed opinions, and reasonable situations to illustrate the points I'm trying to make just doesn't hold much credibility when someone rambles the way you do. Merely filling space with d

11:02PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

"Unborn" means just that; a child is not born when development is ceased before viability is reached. This is why premature births are such a risky situation, because the organs are not yet fully enough developed to ensure survival without assistance from medical technology, even when the fetus becomes viable, if born prior to completion of the full term of gestation. Prior to reaching viability, the gestational milestones are not achieved after which organ development allows them function, and the fetus can only continue to develop within the womb, where the nourishment, temperature, and other such conditions are optimal for such development to continue.

11:00PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

Regarding viability, and contrary to your supposedly "scientific understandings", it's actually even been called into question just how early in gestation a fetus can be considered viable, and it's not even comparable to withholding food or water from an already living human, or any other creature. A fetus is in a stage where it is not yet developed from its original form, two cells combining to become a single cell which then undergoes a variety of changes over time, until it finally reaches a point at which it can survive outside the environment of the womb. With rare exceptions, abortions are performed at stages before such viability is attained so that if the fetus is removed, or if conditions are changed within the womb to prevent further development, then there is no life being ended; it's merely the end of the process through which, after further development, a life COULD result. This is really not much different than if someone were to pull a seed out of the ground or to contaminate the soil so that it is no longer fertile.

There are no such DNA or stem cell research developments that contradict this, and scientific and medical knowledge are quite opposed to the unfounded religious belief that life begins at conception.

"Unborn" means just that; a child is not born when development is ceased before viability is reached. This is why premature births are such a risky situation, because the organs are not yet fully enough developed to ensure survival without as

10:59PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

John, I was half-joking when I asked if you also opposed masturbation, but if your answer was serious, then your level of extremism is disturbing. The whole "every sperm is sacred" thing is laughable, at best, but at its worst, it's quite ignorant. Even some biblical scholars have disputed the whole "sowing his seed upon the earth" line as not being anti-masturbation at all, and yet it continues to be interpreted as such, mostly out of convenience for backing a stance such as yours, and yet again, it also shows your religious beliefs to cloud your views, in spite of more common opinions and scientific and medical knowledge.

Even more notably, this is yet another example of how your mindset is not representative of the majority.

Also, you completely dodged the question of miscarriages. As these can occur for any of a variety of natural reasons, there's not any blame that can be placed, but somehow, I wouldn't doubt that you would find a way to blame these on someone, including the women who have miscarriages, because of your ridiculously obtrusive attitudes regarding any early end to a pregnancy.

Regarding viability, and contrary to your supposedly "scientific understandings", it's actually even been called into question just how early in gestation a fetus can be considered viable, and it's not even comparable to withholding food or water from an already living human, or any other creature. A fetus is in a stage where it is not yet developed from its original form, tw

9:26AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Pardon me, you accuse falsely those you know not!

9:25AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Lee, you accuse falsely of those you know not!

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