2.02.2012

Anti-Choice liar Loesch: "Liberals only care about breast cancer to push their pro-abortion agenda"

Yesterday on The Dana Showanti-choice hack Dana Loesch accused "Liberals of supporting breast cancer only if benefits their pro-abortion agenda." This type of anti-choice rhetoric from Loesch has been common, including repeated calls to defund Planned Parenthood, a pro-choice organization which agenda is about women's health. Remember that abortion and abortion-related services make up only a tiny amount of what PP does, but that won't stop anti-choicers from calling it a "babymurdering facility" or "Planned Infanticide."

Transcript:
LOESCH: "18 affilates of Komen gave away a total of $569,000 to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2010. That's down from what Komen officials confirmed in October 2010 to be $731,300.  Now it's pulling all grants from Planned Parenthood due to pressure from 'pro-life' groups and due to the impending investigation in Congress of Planned Parenthood abortion business. Big win to Lila Rose and Life Action, by the way."
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"I've never had anything to do with Komen... I've never mentioned them on air when they did their march because I don't think it's amazing to me as though it seemed women's health took a backseat to abortion!"
"Women's health, breast cancer, took a back seat to abortion! As a result of Komen's decision, I hope people support them for this."

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"Wait until you hear that the backlash they'll get. Liberals only cared about breast cancer if it was a way for them to push abortion and birth control beacuse they used abortion as birth control."
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"99.7% of abortions were for choice and convenience, while 0.3% of them were for rape and incest." 
Loesch is a massive liar.

From the 02.01.2012 edition of KFTK's The Dana Show:



The Komen Foundation has had ties to anti-choice organizations, as its founder Nancy Brinker has had ties to the Republican Party. Its new CEO, Karen Handel-- who previously ran for Governor of Georgia in the Repubican Primary-- is unequivocally anti-choice and anti-Planned Parenthood.

Mother Jones's Kate Sheppard:


Tuesday's news that Susan G. Komen for the Cure is ending funding it provided to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings has led to increased scrutiny of Komen's staff, which—as I reported previously—includes a federal lobbyist who pledged to defund Planned Parenthood while campaigning for governor of Georgia.
Komen's founder is pretty conservative, too. Komen CEO Nancy G. Brinker, who founded the foundation in memory of a sister who died from breast cancer, was the chief protocol officer for the United States from 2007 to 2009 under the George W. Bush administration, and before that served as his ambassador to Hungary.
Brinker is also a major Republican donor, and has given more than $175,000 to Republican candidates and the Republican National Committee since 1990, according to donor data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics
Her late husband, Norman Brinker, was the chairman of Brinker International Restaurants, which owns the chains Chili's, Maggiano's, and Macaroni Grill. Norman Brinker gave more than $440,000 to Republicans between 1990 and his death in 2009.
As RH Reality Check pointed out Wednesday, Komen's board also includes a staunchly anti-abortion member:


Second, sitting on Komen's Advocacy Alliance Board is Jane Abraham, the General Chairman of the virulently anti-choice and anti-science Susan B. Anthony List and of its Political Action Committee. Among other involvements, Abraham helps direct the Nuturing Network (sic), a global network of crisis pregnancy centers known for spreading ideology, misinformation and lies to women facing unintended pregnancy. Also on the board of Nuturing Network (sic) is Maureen Scalia, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.



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