Cancer charity halts grants to Planned Parenthood

January 31, 2012 By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer

(AP) -- The nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its financial partnerships with numerous Planned Parenthood affiliates.

The result is a bitter rift, linked to the national abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.

says the cutoff, affecting grants for breast exams, results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion groups. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in - a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion activists.

The Komen grants, which totaled about $680,000 last year and $580,000 in 2010, went to at least 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates for screening and related services. Planned Parenthood hopes to raise new funds to fill the gap.

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If you're a woman, your health is in God's hands. That's because his followers believe that they should control the kind of health care you get.

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