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Breast Cancer Screening

February 3, 2012 by staff 

Breast Cancer Screening, After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.

“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives,” a Komen statement said.

Planned Parenthood said it received more than $400,000 from 6,000 donors in the 24 hours after news broke that its affiliates would be losing grants for breast screenings from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer foundation.
Purpose CEO and co-founder Jeremy Heimans speaks with the Washington Post’s Emi Kolawole about the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood and what it could mean for the Foundation’s future and branding. (Feb. 2)

As first reported by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Komen had adopted criteria excluding Planned Parenthood from grants because it was under government investigation, notably a probe launched in Congress at the urging of anti-abortion groups.

Komen said Friday it would change the criteria so it wouldn’t apply to such investigations.

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