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How Planned Parenthood won Susan G Komen’s ‘race for the cure’

Title: How Planned Parenthood won Susan G Komen’s ‘race for the cure’

Author: Amanda Marcotte

Publication:  The Guardian

Date: February 03, 2012

…For the past year, anti-choice activists have set their sights on Planned Parenthood, determined to wipe out the behemoth provider of low-cost reproductive healthcare. The strategy? A massive propaganda effort aimed at painting Planned Parenthood as a dirty, criminal organization, instead of the efficient provider of quality care that it is. This strategy involved making false accusations of abetting sex traffickers, opening nuisance congressional investigations and throwing the word “abortion” around a lot to justify attempts to eliminate federal funding for contraceptive service.

As part of this strategy, anti-choicers mounted a pressure campaign on Komen, trying to get them to cut ties with Planned Parenthood in order to create the impression that Planned Parenthood has cooties.

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