Calif. Komen Affiliates Blast Defunding Decision
In a joint statement to California's congressional delegation on Thursday, all seven California affiliates of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation said they oppose the breast cancer advocacy group's decision this week to halt funding grants to Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide. In 2011, 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates received about $680,000 from Komen for their breast cancer screening and education programs.
- "Seven California Komen Affiliates Oppose Defunding Planned Parenthood" (Kliff, "WonkBlog," Washington Post, 2/2).
- "Bay Area Groups React to Komen Decision To Pull Breast-Screening Funds" (Hill/Bender, Oakland Tribune, 2/3).