Susan G. Komen Foundation Reverses Decision to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding
Earlier this week, the breast cancer charity decided to sever ties with the health organization.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is reversing its decision to withdraw funds to Planned Parenthood after heavyweights from Washington and Hollywood weighed in.
"We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives," a Komen statement said, the Associated Press reports.
Earlier this week, the breast cancer charity decided sever its ties with the health organization and would no longer donate funds for breast-screening grants.
Prior to Friday morning's announcement, Hollywood was distancing itself from Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The Decemberists, a band who had been donating sales from its "Team Jenny" T-shirt to the organization said Thursday that it would not be supporting the group in the wake of its decision to stop giving funds to Planned Parenthood.
Actress Ellen Barkin was also vocal about her unhappiness, writing on Twitter, "Anti-choice right wing extremist women showing their true colors...and it's certainly NOT pink."
Others supporting Planned Parenthood included Roseanne Barr, Dana Delaney, Lance Armstrong and John Legend.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated a $250,000 matching grant to assist Planned Parenthood in replacing the lost funding and several Democratic senators signed a letter to Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Nancy Brinker.
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