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Charity backtracks on cuts to Planned Parenthood funding

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 09 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e987
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

In the face of a public outcry, one of the largest cancer charities in the US, Susan G Komen for the Cure, has reversed its decision to stop giving grants for cancer screening of low income women through Planned Parenthood. The person at the centre of the controversy, vice president for policy Karen Handel, resigned on 7 February.

The issue exploded in the media and online in late January when it became known that Komen would be ending grants totalling about $700 000 (£440 000; €530 000), to 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates (BMJ …

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