The Komen Foundation Makes a U-Turn on Planned Parenthood Funding

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Chad Baker
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Leading breast-cancer charity the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, which earlier this week drew a ferocious backlash when it announced it was pulling funding for Planned Parenthood, on the grounds that the family planning organization was under congressional investigation, released a statement on Friday revising its funding policy: "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," the statement says. "The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood." There remains some doubt over whether PP's funding will be fully restored, but anything short of that is sure to cast doubt upon Komen's commitment "to saving women's lives." This and other unexpected news in today's installment of our Daily Threat Assessment photo gallery.