By WeNews staff
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Public outcry this week over Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's decision to cut off grants for Planned Parenthood, which funded breast cancer screenings and education, successfully pressured Komen into changing its position. The foundation said that Planned Parenthood would now be eligible to apply for grants.
On Feb. 3, Komen released a press statement saying that they will amend the grant requirements for recipients and "continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood," reported Reuters Feb. 3. Any "disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political," the press release said, which would mean that the current investigation of Planned Parenthood would no longer disqualify it from receiving Komen grants.
Komen apologized "to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives," reported The Washington Post Feb. 3.
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