February 2, 2012

Planned Parenthood Can't Count on Komen

Cathy Grossman, USA Today

Faith voices and anti-abortion rights groups cheered Wednesday after the Susan G. Komen Foundation anounced it would no longer provide funds for breast cancer screening at 19 U.S. Planned Parenthood affiliates.

The last hurrah, however, may go to Planned Parenthood. Tait Sye, a spokesman for the agency, said Wednesday afternoon that "more than $400,000 from 9,000 donors came in the last 24-hour period." Add that to a $250,000 "Breast Health Emergency Fund" from Texas oil executive Lee Fikes and his wife, Amy, and the group is closing in on the $680,000 it received from Komen in 2011.

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TAGGED: Komen Foundation, Abortion, Planned Parenthood