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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Politics Have No Place in Health Care

Here's the latest turn of events after the Susan G. Komen Foundation, ending a long partnership, precipitously withdrew $700,000 in funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged $250,000 of his own money to Planned Parenthood to help the group continue to offer the service.
Says Mayor Bloomberg: "Politics have no place in health care."

A Serial Killer and No One Cared

I have been following closely the gruesome case of the still-at-large Long Island serial killer who's been dumping bodies at Gilgo and Oak Beaches for more than a decade! The bodies were only discovered a year ago. I know the area from idyllic teen years when it was the spot for beer parties and beach bonfires. This case has gotten no national attention likely because many of the 10 victims appear to have been prostitutes. When they went missing, no one cared.

Now police have a suspect, but only after the community pressed officers to go door to door asking questions.

Pink is Out

Nancy Brinker, Komen founder
[photo courtesy Mother Jones/PalmBeach Post/ZUMA press]
More details from Mother Jones on the conservative background and anti-choice makeup of Komen Foundation's board. Can of worms here. Cutting off support for breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood may be the worst pr move they ever made. Pink is OUT starting now.