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.
Birth control is rapidly gaining steam as an election-year wedge issue, with Jewish advocates lobbying out front and behind the scenes in what is shaping up as a clash between calls for individual freedom and religious liberty.
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.
Irit Paneth, in and out of remission from breast cancer for more than a decade, was among the thousands who wound their way like a giant pink-and-white ribbon through Jerusalem's streets in the first Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure held in Israel.