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I had a one of our top stories today one of the most prominent breast care cancer foundations in the country.
Is now having to defend its decision to stop awarding grants to planned parent -- After critics blasted that move the Susan G.
Komen Foundation's founder Nancy Brinker is standing firmly.
Behind this decision listen.
We will never.
Bow to political pressure we will always stand firm in our goal to end breast cancer forever.
We will never turn our backs on the women who need us the most we don't just talk about this promise we live it every day every single day.
In the scurrilous accusations being hurled at this organization are profoundly hurtful.
To so many of us who put our hurt solo and lives into this organization.
Well they can be that's.
For has put her heart and her soul and her life into that organization and Susan komen foundation has been a model for so many other.
Similar kinds of foundations that have wanna it is you have the kind of impact that they have had.
But there on the hot seat right -- to be sure and I'm joined by penny Nance who is the president and CEO.
A Concerned Women for America she agrees with the Susan G.
Komen foundation and after street are -- -- arazi who is the CEO of -- -- technologies and he disagrees.
With this move doctor.
I think that number one at the komen foundation has no business -- actually.
Introducing politics into this they in fact did -- to political pressure.
I think that the second point is that their focus should be on nothing but providing access to care for women with breast cancer.
As a doctor.
I have no means of denying care even if somebody -- an axe murderer and they clearly violated what she just said.
And you know this morning's -- attraction.
About taking a different -- -- really wasn't about political pressure it was because the funding wasn't going directly to the lighter.
The main issues here factor and I -- penny to address is this is a private foundation.
They've they raise money millions of dollars.
And shouldn't they be allowed to use that money.
To the best of their ability -- you know it for these donors and the private individuals have given this money penny is not a big part of us well.
-- that that Susie komen foundation made a two pronged business decision number one.
Plane and it doesn't do mammograms and they weren't basically at past third and other organizations they just cat out the middleman which makes very good business in the second.
Thing if they don't want their good brand tarnished.
By the dirty and the dirty NASA Planned Parenthood does one out of every four abortions in this country is -- -- investigation by congress.
As had a -- and seven criminal charges filed against it has been caught on camera aiding and bedding someone that they -- several people.
That they -- -- our pants or sex traffickers.
I have been in trouble in court -- And I -- get -- you're -- -- there have been a lot of issues that.
Doctor PE you know -- written.
-- point is that they're choosing whether -- ago.
And they're they're basically is an -- a lot of questions about Planned Parenthood so she didn't they have the option to not use their money in this way when she says pass through.
It's you know you can go in there and you can get -- basically a physical screening by.
Position but you can't get an actual -- -- mammogram there and they want the money to illustrate to those and.
-- what well I don't agree with two things here number one is that if they don't I I agree that they're not providing the mammograms themselves but of last.
They're actually gonna go out by the machines and do the mammograms no matter why can't it can't.
Why -- know what would have thought of the Motorola I I had -- told him I cannot she doesn't want doesn't really it doesn't really matter.
But there's always going to be some kind of -- -- -- that argument doesn't really fly because they're paying the insurance companies to pay the providers are not running the mammograms themselves got a second thing is if you're going to be in health care.
Have the prerogative to pick and -- like I said earlier you know some of the things with Planned Parenthood.
May or may not be true but at the end of the day the focus is on helping women.
And resolve this issue and make sure they don't get breast cancer so the background behind that and everything else doesn't.
How do you see I wanna get what other issuing I think -- both but I hear your -- very well.
There's -- there's an issue penny that has been brought up with one of the new vice presidents of the common organization.
Who's very pro life they feel that's ever since she got there it's been the mission of the komen foundation.
To extricate itself from any relationship with Planned Parenthood because of her political believes that she doesn't want anything to do with this organization.
Can you respond to that.
Yeah I I don't know anything about that I've never been in contact with this woman I think they're just making a good business decision as -- pointed out -- they are private organization.
Why dirty their hands -- Planned Parenthood we if he did it has a report that details everything I just talked about called -- the court.
Go to our website and look at that.
They are an organization that is making all their money through abortion and has all kinds of legal problems.
They're making a good business decision -- goings and advocating that -- man out of the way.
Going straight to revive the health care providers and they are helping women think and we're telling our people to help.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And you know perhaps they should be able to spend their money however they see -- Get a backlash that apparently both organizations Planned Parenthood and at the komen foundation have been raking in donations as a result of this controversy so we thank you both for being here today and thank.
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