[UPDATED] Loretta Sanchez Calls Republican Attack on Planned Parenthood "A Shame"

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Sanchez: Get it together girls!
[UPDATE at 5 p.m.: After her morning TV appearance, Congresswoman Sanchez appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews in the afternoon and reiterated her stance that "it's really sad" that Komen for the Cure has decided for political reasons to attack "a very important" medical resource for countless women, Planned Parenthood.

[ORIGINAL POST at 12:30 p.m.:] After praising the "good" work of the Susan B. Komen for the Cure organization, Rep. Loretta Sanchez told a national television audience this morning that she believes conservative, anti-abortion forces in the group have unnecessarily caused a rift with Planned Parenthood.

"It's a shame to see this [relationship] break apart," Sanchez, an Anaheim Democrat, told MSNBC. "[But] it's driven by politics."

In the past, the Komen group has helped fund Planned Parenthood's efforts to improve women's health, including getting screened for breast cancer.

Sanchez seemed to blame the rift on Karen Handel, a new Komen vice president, an anti-abortion Republican and a former unsuccessful Georgia governor candidate who had the backing of Sarah Palin.

"Politics has no place here," said Sanchez, who defended Planned Parenthood's mission and noted that she "hopes these two organizations can find ways to work together."

Republicans in the House of Representatives have made no secret they want to end federal subsidies to Planned Parenthood in the hopes of destroying the group because a relatively small portion of its services are related to abortion.

A liberal blogger hailed Komen's move against Planned Parenthood, which receives no federal funding designated for abortion, and women's healthcare a "psychodrama."

Since her upset 1996 victory over anti-abortion, GOP Rep. Robert K. Dornan, Sanchez has been Orange County's lone Democrat in Congress.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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Guest
Guest

"You do realize we get paid to antagonize, right?" I've been telling your readers that for a long time. You guys aren't real journalists, you are somewhere between the person who writes for their HOA monthly newsletter and someone who writes for the Star or the National Enquirer. You've got Nick, the resident stoner. You've got Scott, who was ok until this post. (Feeling a little pressure there Scott to pump your number up)? You've got Gustavo. Nothing further need be said for him. You've got Brandon. He's still trying to run down occupy stories, which no one cares about anymore. Matt is the only one who is remotely respectible.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Man, there are some brutal posts on this message board. I find it interesting that Gustavo writes "the REAL trolls are OC Register writers" because really, OC & LA Weekly stories have great slants to them; they are written in a way inviting reaction from readers, resulting in great discussion on the message board. If OCW ran a pot story saying "Oh, isn't pot wonderful!" that would be a lame story and we'd get all over that author. I think it works well as this message board shows. I've followed the OC Weekly since the early 90s when Rebecca ran the show. Good stuff.

abortmoxygus
abortmoxygus

Hey Rocket J, Thanks for checking the facts.  My Daughter wants to walk the 3-day in San Diego, and to do so she has to raise 2500 dollars!  What a crock.  My sister in law who died of breast cancer, a devout christian who never cussed except here with something worth remembering:  "FUCK AWARENESS, FIND A CURE!"

As for Mucksley, and Pustavo, how much better the world would have been, if they were aborted.

Raising money for non-profits is big business, If these 'reporters' would stop sniffing each other's love socks, maybe they could actually find and write a legitimately factual story; naw, would still be better if they were aborted and staring at the world through a mayonaisse jar or embalming fluid or burnt on a pyre of decaying fetuses.

abortmoxygus
abortmoxygus

Too bad they didn't fund your abortions Moxley, and Gus pus.  Komen's mission is to find a cure for breast cancer.  Through obfuscation and surreptitious means PP was funded; now they want to use that money to "find a cure"; if we only could have been cured from you guys.

Briansays
Briansays

evangelicals=American taliban=jihadists

Wouldn't Dan C. Like To Know
Wouldn't Dan C. Like To Know

Posters: Use anonymous names or handles, otherwise you risk harassment from the "Liberal OC" folks. They like to call people at home, call their daughters "Whores" and send packages anonomously to detractors.

Just a warning, Read about Dan's stalking. It will make to think twice about "Free Speech".

It's not worth it to disagree with them, they'll harass you continually!

mitch young
mitch young

Connect the dots for me here. 

Yes, Republicans have 'attacked' (liberal for 'wanted to end subsidizing') PP for a long time. But just because this foundation (who is getting hella free publicity out of this) wants to end their ties to PP doesn't mean it has *anything* to do with abortion politics, let alone with the Republican party.

Maybe these Komen folks, like some many businesses these days, just wanted to focus on their core mission, breast cancer. Remember the early 1990s when Apple was on the rocks? They had like 5 different Mac models, a couple of laptops, had licensed their OS to a couple of companies, and had the Performa consumer line. They lost sight of the core business. When Jobs came back he slashed down to two Macs and two laptops. I.e. refocussed. That is just what Komen may be doing.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

I've been thinking about starting a mobile abortion clinic.  "Hello.  20ftJesus Mobile Abortions. You Bake 'em, We Scrape 'em." or perhaps, "Hello. 20ftJesus Abortions.  No Fetus Can Beat Us!"

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Yes, but with all due respect: the fact that this one message board has 50 comments on it thus far shows that they are doing something right, don't ya think? At the same time, I think Nick, Scott, Gustavo, and Brandon get much more harassment in a week than an LA Times reporter would get in a year.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Yeah, I apologize to you for getting into a personal pissing match with the author... It was carry over from another story.   The funny thing is Gustavo and I used to get into it a little like this but eventually we found some common ground and respect grew from there.  I can tell you exactly where I picked up the first dead tree version of the weekly... It was at Renaissance coffee at the Tustin Marketplace in 95(which is now a dastardly starbucks).  When I was stationed at MCAS Tustin. The internet was still newish and as young Marines we couldn't afford computers and so the only way to find out what concerts were coming was in the Weekly or another rag called Mean Street.  and yeah I had a little soft spot for Commie Girl... Go figure!

Rocket J
Rocket J

Biggest expenditure for SBK is public education, around 40%. Administration and fundraising costs account for about 20% of expenditures. Research into cure is also about 20%. Treatment and screening round out the remaining 20%. CEO paid $459,406 per year.

Just 20% is going to "cure", that is pretty poor. If want to give money to find a cure, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has a much better rating.

Sources: Givewell   

wikipedia

charitywatch

909Jeff
909Jeff

Mitch, 

Listen closely and you can hear the faint sounds of a failed blogger... Last chance and desperation. 

A lot like a Friday night at Foxfire!

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

"Apples", "Cores", "Abortions" "Macs" LOL ¿Huh? Terrible metaphor

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Mitch, if I can address you by your fake sock puppet coward name, you aren't even good at making retarded statements. Their are at least nine other morons/pedophimes/racists better than you commenting on our website.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Awesome. I've been thinking of starting a mobile breast examination studio for ladies under 30.

Free of charge. Highly experienced; have located lumps on breasts in past.

Guest
Guest

The point is, if you have to antagonize your readers to get them to read or respond, how good of job are you doing? The answer: not very good.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Oh, Fuck ya! Commie Girl was the best ever, I would just wait for the next issue to come out. I still remember an article on Picasso that Dori Dunlap, art critic, wrote just before she left. Musta been about '95. I got a ton of respect for Gustavo. I'll tell ya, the OC & LA weekly message boards are the best. You really can't get this attitude and this humor elsewhere. But yeah, Commie Girl is missed--no offense, Gustavo!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

You guys are SO funny trying to start shit with Scott. You do realize we get paid to antagonize, right? You and Mitch, on the other hand, don't? Who's desperate again?

Come on, Jeff: Get off Scott's jock, and get back to your good contributions! You haven't even commented on our burger post today!

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Desperate for some SP "Mitch" comfort, aren't you? I understand. It's gotta be lonely in that basement.

mitch young
mitch young

Bummer. Conservatives of whatever stripe have to learn to withstand a little social pressure. Take that cop that arrested 'Skip' Gates -- the 'beer summit' dude? He refused to grovel, refused to back down, refused to apologize. And came out a winner.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!

SP 909er, are you looking for a bone, huh, girl?

mitch young
mitch young

It's more an analogy than a metaphor

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

 Ah...but does the exam guarantee a "happy ending" for both doctor and patient? ;-)

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Oh, shit! Finally, your poor Jeff909er neighbors won't have to hear barking all day and night. I'll tell Rep. Sanchez of her best deed of the year!

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

I disagree Guest, with all due respect. I mean if the OC weekly was making up completely false headlines just to get our attention, then I would have a problem with it. But I for one like the angles and the attitude we find in OC Weekly's Navel Gazing section. In fact I like it alot. To keep it real, Guest, you are reading this, so I guess the REAL question is if you think they are not doing a good job, than why are you reading this? Because you love to hate it?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Please. You have no life to speak of, and frankly a whiny beatch—grow a pair, and get a life.

mitch young
mitch young

And when are you guys going to get your 'own' banner ads. I've clicked on some and been invited to apply for jobs in Miami, attend art openings in Dallas, all male glory hole sessions in Osh Kosh (okay, made that last one up).

Village Voice Media isn't going to carry you guys forever. Sell some OC pertinent ads!

mitch young
mitch young

Klavito, your site is a diversion for me, a bit of distraction from my tasks at hand. Some people watch Real Housewives, I read your idiocy and comment on it. Maybe I'm reaching a few white kids out there who have been brainwashed. And you are providing the forum.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Translated;

"we pay scott a lot of money and want him to focus on his job and not petty arguments". 

One bone of contention though, I didn't TRY to start shit with Moxley... Its pretty evident that I DID start shit with him.  and while yes he gets paid and we don't... I do this for fun!  And seeing your alleged star journalist, I mean Blogger,  Lowering himself to barking at a person on a message board... I mean WOW! 

 Yeah I saw the burger post... a good article by Lieberman!Dave is pretty solid! 

So yes Gustavo... For you, I will lay off Moxley for a while!

mitch young
mitch young

And I'll admit it wasn't a terribly good one.

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

Oops your right. Unlike Gus, I'm not too proud to admit when I'm wrong.

mitch young
mitch young

Sorry I missed on this flaming. I'd join you at the Weekly's offices, but I avoid the 714  if at all possible. If Moxley, Klavito, or anyone wants to molest me, I can often be found at one of the coffee joints in the greater San Juan Capistrano area.  I'm pretty nondescript, short hair (not skin) , well trimmed beard, bit of grey in the latter (alas).  

But remember, you'll be in South OC , criminals don't have free run of the place.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

SP 909er: Looks like in her defense of you, SP fishwithoutbike is implying that you are a stray. This revelation makes me sad and slightly sympathetic. It also explains some of your rants. Shall we summon the SPCA?

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!

Okay, SP 909jeffer, good girl.

Now sit and roll over....

909Jeff
909Jeff

First of all I never said I own a company... I don't.

Second, I will never fear a alleged journalist... I mean Blogger who plays little spoon to murdering cops defense attorney.  Yeah I read that one too! 

Also I am counting twice now that I've caused you on your own message board to become unhinged and go of on a tirade. Using ugly words that cause other readers to cringe ( I believe a lady asked you to stop using the word pussy) But when your not smart enough to find other adjectives to use what can we expect! 

So based on the fact that you capitulate to a piece of shit Defense Attorney ( The things he pulled in the Heidl case alone should make you feel dirty for just standing next to him) and that you so easily blow up into a rage on a message board tells me all I need to know about your "Bravado"! 

Also, again Gustavo has to ride in to your rescue... I have come to respect Gustavo and like him I don't like to see the weak get bullied either.  So run back to your Papi, let him pat you on the head and tell you its okay. I'm done with you for today! 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Scott, I, and all us Weeklings put our names behind EVERYTHING we write—the REAL trolls are OC Register writers. TRUST me on this one...

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Dear Madam Riverside 909Jeffer:

Keep barking you sissy coward who hides behind a fake name but claims he owns companies and is a vet.

You are impressive in your own mind.

Please show up at my receptionist's desk.

But we both know you are all big pussy coward talk and would never come into my presence because you fear me...

Sorry to bust your oily dream, punk.

Oh, if I am wrong, start to sign your real name to your tough guy statements.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Mitch.. I'm heading down to my companies NB office in the next couple weeks... Im gonna go ahead and stop by the weekley office and ask for Moxley... I expect the receptionist will look at me like she or he has no idea who I'm talking about as i'm 90% sure he hides behind a pen name. 

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Hola SP Mitch! Happy Friday! I really don't mind u and your fellow sock puppet coward (909er) basement pal weighing in at Happy Hour. Or 909er previously pondering my dick--no surprise there. I expect such fake tough guy banter from pimply, emotional teenagers finding bravery in the comfort of (assumed) darkness ;)

mitch young
mitch young

'ask your sissy pal Rohrabache'

It's funny, combine cocktail hour and a little 'uppityness' from commentators, and the homophobia comes right out.

And I don't think you are using 'sock puppet'  correctly.

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

Dearest madam 909Jeffer, anybody--Including 20footer--who can stop your pathetic basement barking even temporarily deserves applause.

Hey, tough guy sock puppet, how's that ball search going?

Why not ask your sissy pal Rohrabacher if he can loan you one of his?

909Jeff
909Jeff

Dont take the credit from where its due... 20ftJesus was the one who left me speechless.  

You're still a hypocritical dick! 

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