Komen foundation drops affiliations with Planned Parenthood
Catholic World News - January 31, 2012
Responding to pressure from pro-life activists, the Komen for the Cure foundation, a leading force in the battle against breast cancer, has announced that it will end its funding for Planned Parenthood.
Komen provided grants of $680,000 last year, and $580,000 the year before, to Planned Parenthood affiliates. The grants were designated for breast-cancer screening. Those grants became controversial because pro-life donors objected to the connection with Planned Parenthood, and activists questioned whether Planned Parenthood clinics actually provided breast-cancer screening services.
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Feb. 03, 2012 2:05 PM ET USA
Old news,the foundation is again contributing to PP.
Posted by: HKS -
Feb. 01, 2012 12:00 AM ET USA
Posted by: mrschips19308196 -
Jan. 31, 2012 11:19 PM ET USA
I would like to see the results of many (over 28 by now)studies showing the increase of breast cancer in women who have had abortions,at least to make this known....you hardly ever hear about this.
Posted by: New Sister -
Jan. 31, 2012 10:10 PM ET USA
I've come to associate Komen and all its pinky-ness with liberal activism. It has driven me to avoid their products and causes rather than support them, and will take some time and firm action on their part before I will trust them. I first want more assurance that they've really severed ties with feminist/culture of death groups.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Jan. 31, 2012 6:40 PM ET USA
This is an answer to many prayers. Praise the Lord. One can now in good conscience help that foundation.