Susan G. Komen Foundation Will Still Fund Planned Parenthood

Fri, February 3, 2012 12:09pm EST by 4 Comments
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Komen’s president and founder has apologized for the decision to pull support from Planned Parenthood.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation will still donate to Planned Parenthood, the foundation announced on Feb. 3, despite having just cut off support to the organization.

“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. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not,” president and founder Nancy Brinker said in a statement, ABC News reports.

“Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair,” the statement continued.

Komen pulled funding from the family planning organization seemingly under political pressure, sparking a huge backlash after the announcement was made.

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Posted at 3:33 PM on February 3, 2012  

I am also very dissapointed to hear you are now sending funding to planned parenthood. If its for breast cancer awarness then none of the funds should be going to planned parenthood. I totally support breast cancer awarness but I won’t support planned parenthood.

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That's cool, did God tell you that?

Posted at 11:07 PM on February 3, 2012  

So you support a breast cancer foundation but don’t support an organization that does hundreds of thousands of breast checks a year on women who don’t know how to them themselves and/or can’t afford to see a doctor yearly. Someone like myself who is AGAINST ABORTION (you crazy fvck) who is a 19 year old woman making only enough to pay my bills and feed myself and does not qualify for state health insurance. I get a pap smear every year. Or would you rather breast cancer and cervical cancer go unnoticed by someone like me.

Gee thanks. I hope your God appreciates you lack of concern for human life because I know mine doesn’t.

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Posted at 1:18 PM on February 3, 2012  

it is nice to know that efforts to speak out about this were heard. funding for women’s health issues should not be politicized, particularly when the people who get things taken away from them are always the poor. i respect the opinion of pro-lifers, and pro-choicers- but the susan g. komen foundation is too large and important to women to be divided up amongst only one of these groups.

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Virginia deVilleneuve

Posted at 12:33 PM on February 3, 2012  

I am VERY disappointed in this reversal. Had planned to send a message telling you how very proud I was that you stood by your decision, (which I totally supported), but didn’t get that message sent before you did this. So sorry that you have “caved” to the pressure. Thought you were ONE organization that was above all of that.

Very, very depressing.

Virginia deVilleneuve

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