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February 3rd, 2012 By Kevin Osborne | News | Posted In: News, Not-for-profit, Women's Health, Congress, Republicans

Komen Restores PP Funding

nancy-brinkerNancy G. Brinker

Despite its founder’s insistence Thursday that reaction had been mostly favorable, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity abruptly reversed course today and is restoring funding for Planned Parenthood.

The Los Angeles Times reports Nancy G. Brinker, Komen's founder and CEO, said that the breast cancer foundation's decision to halt funding to providers who were under investigation was not done for political reasons and was not meant to penalize Planned Parenthood specifically.

"We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political.

That is what is right and fair," Brinker said in a prepared statement.

Planned Parenthood has come under political attack in recent months by conservatives in Congress, which had spurred Komen’s earlier decision.

Read more here.

 
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