Yesterday, the Susan B. Komen Foundation made national headlines with its controversial decision to pull funding for Planned Parenthood. And now, the foundation has just announced it is reversing its decision and will continue to fund breast cancer screenings with the group.
To a lot of people this back and forth seems a little random and strange. But there's a clear paper trail you can follow of the increasing political pressures on Komen and the rightward shift the organization has been taking.
Another, lesser-known aspect of Komen's outreach to the political right can be found here, in their promotion of a pink handgun to promote breast cancer awareness month.
Komen's pink pistol is not to be confused with the organization the Pink Pistols, a gay rights organization that supports second amendment rights.
Komen has partnered up with Discount Gun Sales to offer a pink version of its P-22 pistol. An undisclosed portion of each sales will go toward the Seattle branch of Komen. The pistol retails for $429.99.
The "Hope Edition" pistol is promoted as having "an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Utilizing the same reliable controls and firing mechanism that has made the Walther P-22 America's top selling handgun, the Hope Edition will be a limited production pistol offered exclusively through Discount Gun Sales."
Back in December, the Sideshow wrote about how LifeWay Christian Resources pulled its line of Pink Bibles over Komen's support for Planned Parenthood.
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