February 06, 2012

Komen Reverses Stance on Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast-cancer advocacy organization, reversed its decision to end $680,000 in funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., and said it is changing its grant criteria as a result of controversy over the original ruling. After Komen's decision to end the grants became public, Planned Parenthood raised about $3 million in pledges from more than 10,000 donors, Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood's president, said in a call with reporters. Komen announced its reversal in a statement today with an apology "to the American public" from Chief Executive Officer Nancy Brinker. Read more...

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