Komen breast cancer charity severs ties with Planned Parenthood
Susan G. Komen for the Cure says it will stop funding Planned Parenthood centers. Many suspect the move is a result of political pressure by antiabortion activists.
It may be a bit more complicated. The foundation may have recently added a very silly stipulation; namely, that it won’t support anything under government investigation. The question, then, turns back to why they made their funding so susceptible to governmental whims:
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.