Wednesday, 01 February 2012
Have you heard the news?
The Susan G. Komen Foundation - famously known as one of the leading breast cancer foundations in the country - has pulled funding from Planned Parenthood.
According to CBS News, "Planned Parenthood decried Komen for having 'succumbed to political pressure' related to abortion politics." However, according to the Foundation, "Grant making decisions are not about politics," and a statement was written, which included information regarding the grant-making process, and how its "implemented more stringent eligibility and performance criteria."
Leslie Aun, a spokesperson for Komen, told AP that the Foundation "crafted new guidelines that prohibits organizations under investigation from the government from receiving financial support."
What do you think? Was this a move by the Foundation based on political pressure? Do you think it was a right move?