Backlash leads to reversal of Komen decision

With backlash surrounding a decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has decided to backpedal on their

HOBOKEN - With backlash surrounding a decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has decided to backpedal on their decision.

Backlash towards Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the largest breast cancer advocacy group in the country, was felt nationwide, including in the Garden State.

The organization, known for its pink ribbons and fundraising walks, stepped right into the middle of the abortion debate when it announced a new grant-awarding policy would eliminate funding to Planned Parenthood.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is taking some of the credit for the about-face decision.

"The Komen organization originally allowed a partisan agenda to interfere in their health mission,"he says.

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of reproductive and sexual health services in the U.S. and does perform abortions. The organization also screens women for breast cancer. The organization says it conducted 45,000 screenings last year alone and more than 800 patients were directed to get further testing such as mammograms.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Monmouth County officials continue to search for missing 1 Officials continue to search for missing 19-year-old
Police in Asbury Park calling for cease fire 2 Police in Asbury Park call for cease-fire after shootings
A 2-year-old boy was killed when his aunt 3 Police: 2-year-old killed when aunt backs car into him
VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals 4 VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals
Fatal shooting marks 10th 2016 murder in Plainfield 5 Fatal shooting marks 10th 2016 murder in Plainfield

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE