Komen Drops Plan To Cut Planned Parenthood Grants

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.

As first reported by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Komen had adopted criteria excluding Planned Parenthood from grants because it was under government investigation, notably a probe launched in Congress at the urging of anti-abortion groups.

Komen said Friday it would change the criteria so it wouldn't apply to such investigations.

"We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants," the statement said.

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  • by Pro life? Location: enc on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:49 PM
    In order to try to prevent abortion counseling to 3% of the PPH patients-which is NOT government funded, Komen and the GOP want to risk 97% of the women who are treated for cancer, getting mammeograms, std treatment, etc. How can they possibly call themselves "pro life"? They are not "pro women's lives", they are pro-control!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:45 PM
    go on take the money and run
  • by Dave Location: New Bern on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:22 PM
    I will no longer support them if they are supporting planned parenthood. There are other ways to support the fight against breast cancer than this corrupt organization. And yes abortion is murder.
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      by To Dave on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:51 PM in reply to Dave
      I bet your wife and daughter get cancer screening! But it is just fine with you if thousands of poor women go untreated! What "other ways" do you suggest? Pro life? Obviously you are NOT pro-poor women's lives!
  • by lavon Location: goldsboro on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:09 PM
    Once again the Republicans have failed at attempts to destroy this country
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      by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:44 AM in reply to lavon
      It's okay, they'll keep at it until they finally get their way. It's the same thing a baby does. Cry and complain until they get their way.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:57 AM
    This is one more time when the will of the people made a difference. This has bee happening more and more on a large scale and it is really encouraging. It makes me think, even with all the hate and pettiness you see in politics, this country still has a chance to "by the people and for the people" and not just "by the people with the money".
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:49 PM in reply to Barlow
      Of course you would have no problem with this, you have no problem with taxpayer money funding abortions. And those people with the money...you should fall on your knees and thank them for giving over 200% of all the donations in this country over liberal democrats. Your solution is, make the government pay for it and steal it from the rich who are paying over 47% of all American taxes. Top 5% do. I think you should tax all Americans the same rate no matter what they make except the very poor on public assistance. You want everyone to pay their fair share, 15% to everyone. What is fair is for all of us to pay for the same services we use. You post as a true socialist...really.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:31 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        15% isn't a fair share to everybody though. A person making 20,000 a year is greatly effected by the removal of 15% of their income. A person making 2,000,000% can easily pay 15% and feel no effect, while the person making 20,000$ would suffer greatly.
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          by ? on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:10 PM in reply to
          the difference between gluteny buying another Rolls Royce and paying the rent to keep a roof over their head
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:39 PM in reply to
          While I appreciate your response, the point is the left will not say what is fair, their answer is to play class warfare. When near 50% don't pay taxes at all and even get a refund, is that fair? I threw the number out since Barlow won't. I know what you are saying but the point is, shouldn't all Americans pay something into America and if so, why just the wealthy? Do we middleclass not get the same services as them? I am for a flat tax on things you buy. No income, property, special gas tax or even "special taxes". Just tax on what a person spends, then we get the tax cheats and illegals. Also, years ago when I started working, I paid 12% on my 20K job, I didn't complain, I felt it was my duty as a taxpayer and voter.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:47 AM in reply to
          The world isn't fair, OSOC. One group is always going to find something to be upset about. The idea is to compromise. To the left's credit, they've tried to compromise, and while I support the fact that the rich people want to hold onto their money, it'd be nice to see them not be so hesitant to have their taxes at the very least, put back to pre-bush cut levels. That's a start for fairness.
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          by To anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:52 PM in reply to
          OSOC does not care! He is another Romeny-he does NOT CARE!
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        by Barlow on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:30 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Susan G. Koman is a charity. Relax nobody is taking your precious tax dollars to save women's lives. Congratulations to the women and others that got this decision reversed. Another Repugnant bully tactic that failed.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:29 PM in reply to Barlow
      Love it!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM
    LOL at people that still believe that all abortion is murder.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM in reply to
      SMH in pity at those who don't.
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        by - on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:22 PM in reply to
        sometimes a coice has to be made, do you save the mom or do you continue a complicated dangerous pregnancy where both could be lost there must be a CHOICE
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:31 PM in reply to
        I guess science gets in the way of your religious beliefs again? It's okay one day you'll all get formal education and join the rest of the modern world.
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          by - on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:03 PM in reply to
          Was that last post to me?
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          by To anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:53 PM in reply to
          Explain that to the thousands of women you would deny Cancer treatment!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    I wonder how many of you anti-choice complainers ever gave one penny to SGK to begin with.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM in reply to
      Probably more than you pro-murder people did.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:15 PM in reply to
        So the people supporting the death penalty are not the pro murder people?
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          by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:07 PM in reply to
          You can not compare pro death penalty and pro abortion. That child, who God placed in the womb of a women, never murdered or harmed another human being. Like I said, absolutely NO comparison!!!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM in reply to
      Anti choice??Who's choice are you talking about? The woman who want to end the life of the baby or the baby's choice? Oh yea, I forgot they don't get a choice.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:32 PM in reply to
        No, a zygote doesn't get a choice. Just like trillions of sperm and millions unfertilized eggs don't. Why don't we start making masturbation illegal? It's killing potential lives. Same thing with a womans menstural cycle, it's kill a possible life. Why don't we make that illegal too?
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          by What on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:19 PM in reply to
          That is the most ignorant argument I have ever heard in support of abortion. Do your family a favor and don't open your mouth in public!!
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      by pro-lifer on Feb 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM in reply to
      This pro-life gal didn't because I had learned of their association with the abortion mill built on the ideas of a racist trying to eradicate black people, known as Planned Parenthood, long ago. I DO give to the American Cancer Society. Did you not see the study that showed that liberals (and I am assuming you are) give WAY less than conservatives to charities? I guess it's just that when a liberal gives, they shout it from the rooftop, while a conservative believes that when one gives it should not be to boast.
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        by To pro-lifer on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:54 PM in reply to pro-lifer
        Yeah, you are "pro-life" as long as it isn't some poor woman's with Cancer! Maybe the reason the Dems. didn't give as much money was they are represented by fewer billionaires! Ever hear of the "Widow's mite"?
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:44 PM in reply to
      About 200% more than the democrats did....up until now. I sure hope it works out well without the conservatives support. It was a good cause but not anymore. Go to Utube and check out Planned Parenthood and Abortion. I am catholic...not anymore with donations with SGK and my family won't give either. Its simple really, its against our religion and our faith. I know you progressives have just like moved on...but murder is like ah....murder.
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        by Voter on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:49 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Calls to the Komen foundation ran 10 to 1 against cutting the funding. They reversed it for a good reason, their own survival. American women will speak again in November!
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          by Another Voter on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:22 PM in reply to Voter
          See what happens now, I bet they will get just as many calls because they reversed it. American women will speak again in November, I am one of them, for ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!!!!
  • by Survivor on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM
    Sad to say,I will no longer support this organization!! They just gave in to politics and disregarded their core values. So much for the Susan G Komen Foundation, they just lost their credibility as well as alot of survivor support, I assure you!!
  • by DA on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:50 AM
    I quess the leading lady saw where her allies stand. The reversal is TOO LATE. What a stupid move to play politics with people's lives? The current change of it's decision is not going to totaly bail them out. How stupid can some people be.
  • by WELL PLAYED... on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:48 AM
    So those of us who are pro-life rally around SGK and give it huge donations yesterday, while those that are pro-abortion rally around PP and give it huge donations yesterday. Sounds like the American donors got played again.
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      by Surfer girl on Feb 3, 2012 at 05:32 PM in reply to WELL PLAYED...
      This is not about abortion. It's about providing life saving breast cancer screening exams. Planned Parenthood has saved many lives. Pull your heads out of your nether regions people.
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