Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Komen Foundation Defunds Planned Parenthood

The breast cancer research foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced that it will no longer provide grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings services. The Komen foundation had been providing Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider, with significant grants since 2005. The grants have been rescinded due to a new rule the Komen foundation adopted preventing them from funding organizations under congressional investigation. Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation for how it spends and reports money. Read the full story here in the New York Times. You can thank the Komen foundation for the work they do to promote women's health in a way that no longer supports the destructive work of Planned Parenthood by emailing

1 comment:

  1. Sorry as a 10 yr breast cancer survivor,race for the cure participant, RN and former facilitator of a Komen funded support group I cannot support your decision to no longer grant funds to Planned Parenthood. Cancer doesnt discriminate re politics, race, ethnicity and neither should Komen. While PP does not do mammograms and ultrasound on site they partner with imaging centers that do and will pay for this testing. It has nothing to do with family planning, abortion, adoption. It is helping fight CANCER to uninsured, underserved humans.