Local Planned Parenthood not effected by Komen decisionFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The local Planned Parenthood isn't impacted by the fallout from the nation's leading breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
The local Planned Parenthood isn't impacted by the fallout from the nation's leading breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The organization is stopping its partnership with Planned Parenthood. The cutoff affects grants for breast cancer exams. The Komen grants totaled $680,000 last year for 35,000 low income women. The bitter rift is linked to the abortion debate.
Amy Jacobson – Planned Parenthood: “Politics should never be a part of a person's health. Women should be able to get health care services without the political games coming into play.”
The Komen CEO says the key reason is Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress.
Nancy Brinker – Komen: "The scurrilous accusations being hurled at this organization are profoundly hurtful."
Planned Parenthood hopes to raise funds from donors to fill the gap. The local clinic did not get funds from Komen.