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  • Komen head: Planned Parenthood lost funding because they don’t do cancer screenings

    02/02/2012 5:21:17 PM PST · by topher · 35 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    February 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a tense exchange with MNSBC’s Andrea Mitchell Thursday, the founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure explained that her group stopped funding Planned Parenthood because the abortion organization doesn’t actually provide cancer screenings, but simply refers patients to other clinics. While extreme vitriol has been aimed at the breast cancer foundation following the news of their decision this week, Komen founder and CEO Nancy Brinker says the decision was simply the result of putting “metrics, outcomes, and measures” to their grants for better use of funds. Mitchell objected, questioning Komen’s possible political...
  • Breaking: Two dozen Senators call on Komen to reverse Planned Parenthood decision

    02/02/2012 11:28:30 AM PST · by alancarp · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/2/2012 | Greg Sargent
    The pressure on the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation to reverse its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for poor people — a decision which has caused an uproar among women’s groups and on social media — is about to get significantly more intense. Nearly two dozen Senators are set to enter the fray. I’m told that 22 Dem Senators have signed on to a toughly worded letter urging Komen to reverse its decision, which Komen has justified by citing a new rule prohibiting it from funding any group under investigation by the...