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Now Both Romney & Ryan Support Personhood Bills Against Women | Nancy Brinker Trades Jobs At Komen Foundation 

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Komen CEO Nancy Brinker Resigns But …

Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Nancy BrinkerWriting for this week’s New York Magazine, Lea Goldman shares the news that Nancy Brinker has resigned as Komen’s CEO but looks are deceiving. In Brinker’s Way: Behind the Pseudo-Exit of Komen Foundation Founder, Goldman writes that Brinker’s new power base if chairman of Komen Board Executive Committee. The Foundation approached Marsha ‘Marty’ Johnson Evans, a retired Navy admiral who once ran the Red Cross.

Evans is believed to have demanded carte blanche to fix Komen as she saw fit — without interference from Brinker. When no such guarantees could be made, she pulled out of contention.

Brinker is apparently not easy to work for, losing a slew of executives in the last five years including “three presidents, two chief financial officers, two general counsels, two chief marketing officers, and three public-policy executives”

Writing previously about Brinker — who prefers to be called Ambassador Brinker, a right she earned serving as ambassador to Hungary in the Bush Administration — we said she was a high flier. Goldman writes that Brinker seriously believes she should receive serious consideration for a Nobel Peace Prize.

You might say that Brinker has done a Mitt move, abandoning her moderate Republican past, because she has political ambitions. Although Brinker has denied that politics played any part in her decision to hire Planned Parenthood for Karen Handel, insiders say that Brinker hankers for a Florida Senate or perhaps a Cabinet appointment as Secretary of Health and Human Services in a Romney administration.

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Paul Ryan Backs Personhood Amendment Like Romney

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney & running mate Rep Paul RyanSmart women know that Mitt Romney supports a ‘personhood’ amendment that gives a fertilized egg the same rights as the woman in whose womb it is planted. If drugs that could save her life had any potential effect on the embryo — say two weeks old, it would be an act of murder and she would be denied treatment. Such rules already exist in the one in six American hospitals run by the Catholic Church. Romney seeks to bring that legislation to all American hospitals.

Planned Parenthood has outlined Mitt Romney’s support of ‘personhood’ legislation — which would outlaw many common forms of contraception and all in vitro fertilization — long before his affirmative comments to Mike Huckabee.

With Romney’s consistent declaration that he will close down Planned Parenthood now the substance of a Democratic campaign video, there is no love lost between the two parties. Planned Parenthood cites four other occasions besides the Huckabee interview in which Romney is on the record in support of a Personhood amendment or bill.

Now that Paul Ryan has joined Team Romney, the drive towards giving fertilized eggs the same rights as grown women with a husband, three kids, a career and civic responsibilities is in high gear. Ryan couldn’t be farther right on women’s health:

1. Ryan co-sponsored the current ‘personhood’ amendment in the US House of Representatives.

2. Ryan supports outlawing all abortions, including rape and incest.

3. Ryan voted to ban abortion coverage from being included in Obamacare’s health exchanges — even when a woman used her own funds for that coverage.

4. Ryan compared Roe v. Wade to the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, in which the SC ruled that the descendents of slaves had no constitutional rights.

5. Ryan also wants Planned Parenthood closed down.

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J’Adore Container Architecture

Intrigued by container architecture? Jim Poteet of Poteet Architects talks with Remodelista about a guesthouse he created out of a container in San Antonio, Texas.

“Intrigued by an article she read about container architecture, Poteet’s client (an artist and entrepreneur) purchased one from the Port of Houston with a view to experimenting and creating a prototype for affordable artists’ studios. Poteet Architects (a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) approached this design opportunity with the same sensitivity they are known for in their adaptive reuse of downtown San Antonio’s existing buildings; maintaining the essence of what was once a humble shipping container while making it habitable and energy efficient at the same time. “

Photography by Chris Cooper.

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