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SUSAN B. KOMEN v PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Posted on 2012.02.03 at 10:48

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Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2012-02-03 22:23 (UTC) (Link)
As I mentioned on the post at Ariadnescurse, to me it's ultimately not a matter of right and wrong, policies, or politics. Simply put, there are actions and there are consequences. Komen rocked the boat. Now both organizations are reaping the consequences. Period.

If Komen is unhappy with those consequences, I would offer that they did not consider their actions very well. Perhaps they are just following policy. Good enough. But only a moron would think that they could by with pulling funds from Planned Parenthood without a backlash.
ehowton
ehowton at 2012-02-04 04:14 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know much about the relationship between the two, but I would think the Foundation could pick and choose whomever they wished to give or not give money too - I'm pretty sure that's how foundations work. I don't think I'm a moron, so I must be missing something. Who's boat exactly did Komen rock? Their own? Is that not their prerogative to do so?

Now I do understand that the public didn't agree with their decision - which could affect their income - hence the public relations consequences.

And the last thing I don't get - why would one company so entirely vest themselves in the livelihood of another? Things can change!
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2012-02-04 04:46 (UTC) (Link)
but I would think the Foundation could pick and choose whomever they wished to give or not give money too - I'm pretty sure that's how foundations work.

Agreed. I'm not arguing that point and in fact, I think I made a very similar statement on ariadnescurse's post on the subject.

Now I do understand that the public didn't agree with their decision - which could affect their income - hence the public relations consequences.

THIS! This is what my comment is in reference to. While I fully acknowledge it is the Foundation's prerogative to give money to whomever they like ~ or not ~ given that Planned Parenthood is always in the spotlight, enshrouded in with both vehement supporters and detractors, it seems to me that whomever made the decision to pull funding might have been able to predict that not only was the action highly unlikely to go un-noticed, but with just a bit of thought, they could have easily predicted there would be an outcry from some ~ fair or not.

Should they have done it? Only the decision-makers at Komen know. But given their reversal, a reversal that shows public opinion IS important to the Foundation, it's apparent that someone had their head up their ass not to have foreseen the public reaction. Had they predicted this, they could have avoided sullying their reputation to begin with by opting not to proceed or had a far more effective strategy available to counter the reaction.
ehowton
ehowton at 2012-02-04 17:10 (UTC) (Link)
...might have been able to predict that not only was the action highly unlikely to go un-noticed, but with just a bit of thought, they could have easily predicted there would be an outcry from some ~ fair or not.

What people react to, and when, continues to surprise me. So perhaps that statement is better left to those who believe it to be true.
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2012-02-04 17:40 (UTC) (Link)
What people react to, and when, continues to surprise me. So perhaps that statement is better left to those who believe it to be true.

That is because you are beautifully logical. :-) This outcry has little to do with logic.

While I, too, operate primarily on logic, were it me that was making the decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, I would have considered this possibility. Why? Because it is logical to take into account that many people react emotionally.
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