Susan G. Komen National Organization Reverses Planned Parenthood Decision
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen reversed its decision regarding funding to Planned Parenthood. The organization apologized to the American public for decisions that cast doubt upon their commitment to their mission of saving lives.
While the decision would have not affected local access to breast health services, “At the Pittsburgh Affiliate we listened to the residents of our 30-county service area and relayed their wishes to the national headquarters of Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” says Kathy Purcell, executive director of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Komen. “We are grateful that local affiliates across the country were successful in communicating to the national headquarters our desire and our constituents’ desire to have their decision reversed.”
Susan G. Komen revised its funding policy to specify that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature.
“We are pleased that we can now return our attention to the true work of our mission,” Purcell says. “We thank our friends, donors and sponsors for the passion about women’s health, and we celebrate this victory with you.”
SOURCE Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure