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Pink Guns for the Cure? Komen Would Rather be Associated with a Handgun Than Planned Parenthood


In what has become a source of widespread outrage, Susan G. Komen for the Cure decided to stop funding Planned Parenthood, a move both sides of the political spectrum interpreted as an alignment with the far right and the anti-abortion movement.  But while Komen will no longer support a women's health center that provides abortions, it has no problem teaming up with a handgun maker for these (pink, of course, for breast cancer awareness): 

Walther P-22 Hope Edition 3.4"

That's the Walther P-22 Hope Edition. It's got interchangeable frame back straps that fit to the shooter's hands, an integrated trigger lock, and all the other features that made the Walther P-22 America's "top selling handgun." Komen will keep its distance from a group that provides health services to low-income women,  but  doesn't mind teaming up with weapons manufacturers, even though, according to the Violence Policy Center, in 2000, 50 percent of female homicide victims (for whom the weapon was known) were killed with a firearm. And of those female firearm homicides, 1,009 women (75 percent) were killed with a handgun. 

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at February 3, 2012, 4:34am

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