I can’t say it better than the boilerplate provided by Planned Parenthood…
I’m disappointed Susan G. Komen let anti-choice groups pressure them into ending funding for lifesaving breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers. Women’s lives can’t afford to be caught up in political battles. I stand with PP and hope you will too.
Give to the Planned Parenthood Breast Health Fund right now and Mayor Mike Bloomberg will match your gift.
: This morning, Susan G. Komen for the Cure issued a statement
in which they apologized and said, “We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.” As has been pointed out
, though, this “Komen’s statement that Planned Parenthood will be ‘eligible’ for new grants is a new development, but it commits Komen to nothing.” In this case, we might view this as “a PR move, not a policy reversal.” So keep pressure on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, everybody!]