Komen Charity Stops Grants to Planned Parenthood

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The Susan G. Komen Foundation, the nation's leading breast cancer charity, is severing financial partnerships with some Planned Parenthood affiliates.

The move from the foundation comes as Congress investigates whether Planned Parenthood improperly used public money for abortions.

The partnership with the abortion provider has hurt some of the Komen Foundation's fundraising efforts.

In December, the Southern Baptist Convention's publishing division recalled pink Bibles it had sold to benefit the charity.

Melida Delahoyde, president of a network of pregnancy centers called Care Net, talked more about the foundation's decision of the CBN News Channel's Morning News, Feb. 2.

Pro-life groups welcomed the news. the Alliance Defense Fund praised Komen "for seeing the contradiction between its lifesaving work and its relationship with an abortionist that has ended millions of lives."

Last year, the Komen Foundation gave around $680,000 and in 2010, $580,000 to at least 19 Planned Parenthood clinics.

"While it is regrettable when changes in priorities and policies affect any of our grantees, such as a long-standing partner like Planned Parenthood, we must continue to evolve to best meet the needs of the women we serve and most fully advance our mission," the foundation said in a statement issued Tuesday.

Founded in 1982, Komen has invested more than $1.9 billion in breast cancer research, health services, and advocacy. Its Race for the Cure fundraising events have become a global phenomenon.

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