A deep dive into the criticisms of the Susan Komen Foundation: pinkwashing, high overhead through plush “administrative costs,” and a too-cozy relationship with Big Pharma.
Today anti-choicers have pressured the Susan Komen for the Cure foundation to stop funding breast cancer screenings at 19 Planned Parenthood clinics around the country, and religious extremists who hate a woman’s right to choose will exploit candidate media access loopholes to air graphic images of fetuses during the Super Bowl. Stop the madness, join the MOMocrats Pre-Super Bowl Tailgate for Choice! ALL THIS WEEK UP TO AND INCLUDING SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, DONATE TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN THE STATES TARGETED BY TERRY. Don’t wait for the tv ads to remind you. Donate now.
The gifts have been opened, the menorah has been put away, and the tree is starting to look a little parched. These are all clues that it’s time to engage in the media’s favorite New Year’s Tradition: The Top Ten List.This year, we’ve got one, too. MOMocrats Cynematic and Karoli joined me on yesterday’s MOMochat podcast to talk about our picks for Top Political Stories of 2011. And since we only get one...
The MOMocrats Discuss Plan B: Why Did HHS Overrule the FDA’s Recommendation to Offer Plan B Emergency Contraceptive as OTC?
It all started with a smart, heated post cross-posted to the MOMocrats from Advocates for Youth (AFY), lambasting the Obama administration and the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ decision to override the FDA’s recommendation to offer Plan B as an over-the-counter drug. Plan B, of course, is known as the “day-after” pill, preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg in the womb, much as can happen randomly in any woman’s cycle without influence by any medicines.
In backchannel emails, each of the MOMocrats weighed in.
Guest Post: Disappointed Doesn’t Cut It Anymore: A Mother’s Rebuttal of President Obama’s Plan B Politics
The MOMocrats welcome this guest post, written by Kate Stewart. Cross-posted with permission from Amplify. Disappointed doesn’t cut it anymore. Disappointed, angry, dismayed — these are only some of the emotions I am feeling this afternoon after hearing President Obama’s poor excuse for restricting access to Plan B One Step. I am also scared. Scared about the health of my daughters. As the mother of two daughters, just...