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BACKTRACK Komen Reverses Planned Parenthood Cut Carrie Devorah, WENN.com / Newscom

Komen Reverses Planned Parenthood Cut

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation issued a statement Friday apologizing for pulling funding from Planned Parenthood—and pledged to continue funding existing grants with Planned Parenthood. The move came at the end of a tumultuous week for the Komen Foundation, which had faced furious backlash after announcing earlier this week that they would pull their funding for cancer screening from Planned Parenthood—a decision that many suspected was because of abortion politics. Komen denied the link to politics and instead linked it to a recent congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, but in Friday’s statement, the charity said they “amend our criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political.” In the 24 hours after Komen’s decision on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood received a spike in donations that nearly made up for the loss of funds from the charity.

February 3, 2012 11:34 AM