Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette today lauded the announcement made by breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure that it planned to rework new policies that prevented it from funding Planned Parenthood. DeGette told the Colorado Independent that the dramatic turnaround, while good news, served mostly to raise wider questions about whether or not the blockbuster charity organization was basing its health-care funding decisions on solid scientific findings.
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At the end of a day that saw the mediasphere light up with reactions to news that juggernaut breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure aimed to end its financial support of Planned Parenthood, Senator Mark Udall praised Komen’s Denver affiliate for standing by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
Colorado U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are penning a joint letter on the evolving relationship between the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and Planned Parenthood to reflect the unique situation developing between the organizations in Colorado, staffers told the Colorado Independent.
On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards sent out an email imploring supporters to pay careful attention to the so-called “Personhood” movement, which has gained considerable support in Mississippi. “This ballot initiative is about more than just one state,” writes Richards. “Anti-choice activists hope that a win in Mississippi will lead to a national movement.”
Planned Parenthood celebrates the 95th anniversary of its founding this week amid a barrage of political attacks, ranging from a full-on congressional investigation to a proposed federal budget that would defund the chain of women’s clinics.
An attorney for the group partially responsible for a recent congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood says the group has targeted the chain of health clinics as part of a strategy to end abortion.
Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is criticizing fellow Florida congressman Cliff Stearns’ recently launched investigation into Planned Parenthood’s finances and policies.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have joined a handful of members of Congress in condemning Rep. Cliff Stearn’s recently launched investigation into Planned Parenthood’s finances and policies.
U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, is moving forward with plans to launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood, a national chain of women’s health clinics.