February 2, 2012
SEE UPDATE BELOW: Komen Split Called Off
As the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation faces accusations that it split with Planned Parenthood over political pressure, at least a couple pro-life groups are claiming the organization may have acted out of concern over an alleged link between abortion and breast cancer.
The theory that induced abortion increases the risk of breast cancer has been studied for decades and is a controversial one — and one that is contested by major medical organizations.
Komen for the Cure’s website states that despite debate over the subject, “research clearly shows no link between the two.” Komen asserted that position as recently as October 2011 in a brief document on the debate. >>>>READ FULL ARTICLE
Komen drops plan to cut Planned Parenthood grants
February 3, 2012
NEW YORK — The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity on Friday abandoned plans to eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood. The startling decision came after three days of virulent criticism that resounded across the Internet, jeopardizing Komen’s iconic image. >>>READ FULL ARTICLE