Komen breast cancer charity severs ties with Planned Parenthood


In what looks to be a break between two organizations dedicated to women’s health, a national breast cancer awareness group said it would stop providing funds to Planned Parenthood centers for breast cancer examinations and other breast health services.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a leader in fundraising for breast cancer research and famous worldwide for its iconic pink ribbon, said Tuesday that it was halting all partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates because of recently adopted criteria that forbid it from funding any organization under government investigation.

In September, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) launched an inquiry to determine whether Planned Parenthood uses public money to fund abortions. Planned Parenthood receives federal money but cannot use it to provide abortions.

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  • buck

    Now I can remember her as a murderer instead of a fighter . Just another dead white militant b—h !

  • Larry

    My wife commented last night that if she'd known that the Komen charity helped to fund Planned Parenthood she'd have never donated to them. Maybe they should consider losing those contributions before they decide to reconsider contributions to Planned Parenthood as they're being pressured to do.

  • pearl

    I too will look at this charity now that they are no longer tied to the abortion giant. BTW, Planned Parenthood does NOT do breast cancer screening.

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  • tommyboy

    I stopped donating to them years ago because of this. Now I will start donating again because of their courage.

  • NancyJ

    I think everyone should send some dollars to the "Susan G. Komen for the Cure". It is time for people to stand up for what is right.