Amid all the hubris and rancor flying around the subject of women’s reproductive rights these days, I suggest we stop for a moment and send a word of thanks to Planned Parenthood for its 100 years of caring for both women and men with nowhere else to turn — almost 50 of those years in Los Angeles.
A senior official at Susan G. Komen For the Cure resigned after the organization was embroiled in controversy over its atempt to defund Planned Parenthood.
It took just hours for the protests against Susan G. Komen for the Cure to begin, and they quickly took on the fury and form of a full-blown movement. Online petitions were started. Calls poured forth like an avalanche to withhold donations from the organization for its de-funding of Planned Parenthood, and money was pledged to Parenthood to make up for it. And on Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube, the shock and anger was palpable.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has backed down from its decision not to fund Planned Parenthood.Susan G. Komen for the Cure has backed down from its decision not to fund Planned Parenthood. In a statement posted Friday morning on its website, Komen's founder and chief executive officer Nancy Brinkner said the organization was revising a rule that had earlier been used to disqualify Planned Parenthood from receiving a grant.
The Susan B. Komen for the Cure foundation cut funding for Planned Parenthood breast cancer testing.