Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation

Planned Parenthood dustup
2:41 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Several executives leave Komen after controversy

Susan G. Komen Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker from her "Straight Talk" video (which is no longer available on Youtube).

DALLAS — 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's decision to eliminate its funding for Planned Parenthood.

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Planned Parenthood dustup
8:50 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Komen drops plan to cut Planned Parenthood grants

NEW YORK — 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.

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healthcare controversy
2:13 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

NW Planned Parenthood loses Komen grants, vows to keep program

Susan G. Komen Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker from her "Straight Talk" video.

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.

“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,” the group wrote on its Facebook page.

However, the regional Planned Parenthood group also said its breast health program would continue, “and it will be stronger than ever thanks to supporters coming forward to stand with our patients.”

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