Planned Parenthood http://www.kplu.org en Several executives leave Komen after controversy http://www.kplu.org/post/several-executives-leave-komen-after-controversy <p>DALLAS &mdash; At least five high-ranking executives with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity have resigned in the aftermath of the organization&#39;s decision to eliminate its funding for Planned Parenthood.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:41:30 +0000 The Associated Press 4537 at http://www.kplu.org Several executives leave Komen after controversy Komen drops plan to cut Planned Parenthood grants http://www.kplu.org/post/komen-drops-plan-cut-planned-parenthood-grants <p>NEW YORK &mdash; 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.</p><div><p>&quot;We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women&#39;s lives,&quot; a Komen statement said.</p><p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:50:47 +0000 The Associated Press 4034 at http://www.kplu.org NW Planned Parenthood loses Komen grants, vows to keep program http://www.kplu.org/post/nw-planned-parenthood-loses-komen-grants-vows-keep-program <p>Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest lamented the loss of grants from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Last year those grants amounted to of more than $75,000.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Like so many of you, we are saddened by the Komen Foundation caving to anti-choice extremeists and letting politics interfere with health care. Local Komen affiliates provided close to $75,000 for life-saving breast cancer screenings at PPGNW health centers in WA and ID last year,&rdquo; the group wrote on its Facebook page.</p></blockquote><p>However, the regional Planned Parenthood group also said its breast health program would continue, &ldquo;and it will be stronger than ever thanks to supporters coming forward to stand with our patients.&rdquo;</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:13:59 +0000 Jake Ellison & NPR News 4026 at http://www.kplu.org NW Planned Parenthood loses Komen grants, vows to keep program Justice Department sues anti-abortion activist http://www.kplu.org/post/justice-department-sues-anti-abortion-activist <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957609.mp3</p><p>Federal prosecutors have filed a lawsuit to prevent an anti-abortion protester from blocking access to a medical clinic in Lynnwood.</p><p>According to the U.S. Department of Justice complaint, John C. Kroack walked into a Lynnwood health clinic on Jan. 7, 2010, became agitated as he talked about abortion and tried to force his way into one of the exam rooms. Prosecutors say a nurse had to hold her body against the door to keep him from breaking it down. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 01:13:34 +0000 Paula Wissel 996 at http://www.kplu.org