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Komen Foundation, under fire, reverses policy on Planned Parenthood

Catholic World News - February 03, 2012

Facing enormous public pressure, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has rescinded a decision to drop funding for Planned Parenthood, and issued a public apology for announcing that decision earlier this week.

Nancy Brinker, the head of the Komen Foundation, said that the organization, which is devoted to the fight against breast cancer, wanted to end the public furor "to refocus our attention on our mission and get back to doing our work."

The Komen announcement may not represent a complete restoration of funding for Planned Parenthood. The February 3 announcement indicates that Planned Parenthood will be eligible to apply for funding, but does not guarantee that proposals will be accepted.

In the past, Planned Parenthood has won Komen grants for breast-cancer screening. Planned Parenthood typically does not perform such screening, but refers women to other clinics.

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  • Posted by: Deogratias - Feb. 03, 2012 10:48 PM ET USA

    Reuters reports that PP has referred approximately 6,400 mammograms in the past 5 years (with funding from Komen). Let's check the math! That would be about 1,100 per year: 365 days in a year: 3 a day??? Ummmm, 3 a day? Compared to the 300,000+ reported abortions in 2009, there seems something amiss in the equation.

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