Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation

7:06am

Thu February 2, 2012

5:12pm

Wed February 1, 2012
Your Health

Q&A: The Rift Between Komen, Planned Parenthood

So why did the nation's largest breast cancer charity cut off funding to Planned Parenthood? The answer depends on whom you ask. Here's a quick Q&A about Tuesday's decision.

Who are the players?

On one side is the charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which says it has raised $1.9 billion worldwide for breast cancer since it was created 30 years ago. Nancy Brinker started the foundation after Susan Komen, her sister, died of breast cancer.

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9:30pm

Tue January 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Furor Erupts Over Susan G. Komen Halt Of Grants To Planned Parenthood

Originally published on Tue January 31, 2012 9:20 pm

A Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Little Rock, Ark., in 2010.
Brian Chilson AP

The reaction has been intense this evening to the news from The Associated Press that "the nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates."

Much of it is highly critical of the charity, such as this message from Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.:

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