The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, a leading charity for breast cancer, announced that it will be ending its partnership with Planned Parenthood in education and prevention screenings at the health centers across the U.S., Fox News reported.
Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun told The Associated Press that the cutoff results from the organization’s newly adopted criteria that bars grants to entities that are under investigation by Federal, State or local authorities. This would apply to Planned Parenthood due to the fact that it is the focus of an inquiry launched by Representative Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), as he is looking to determine if public money was spent on abortions.
Anti-abortion groups welcomed the news, as 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.”
Fox News reported that a statement from Planned Parenthood noted that the Komen Foundation began informing local arms of the non-profit organization that their breast cancer initiatives would no longer be eligible for new grants beyond those agreements already in existence.