Susan G. Komen Cuts Ties to Planned Parenthood

Leading breast cancer charity's decision ignites controversy.
2:32 | 02/01/12

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-- leading breast cancer fundraising group says that it will no longer give money to Planned Parenthood. The decision by the Susan G. Komen foundation has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Our Long Island reporter Kristen Thornton has more on the impact and it's going to have a Long Island. Live tonight from Hempstead. -- What -- and it could mean a lot Nassau Planned Parenthood has used hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from Susan G. Komen throughout the years to promote. Breast cancer awareness among minority women to head of NASA Planned Parenthood calling this a big game of politics. And unfortunately. Has had a lot of pressure from a group anti abortion. Activists anti abortion activists who. Focus all of their narrow minded political agenda on. Julian Smith the head at Nassau county's Planned Parenthood. Says it's -- political gain that helped put a rift between two of the nation's premier women's health groups. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is halting grants to nineteen of its Planned Parenthood affiliates. Including the one in -- -- because there's a federal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood used taxpayer money to fund abortions -- -- Planned Parenthood has received grants from komen for the past seven years to fund a program through Adelphi University that promotes breast cancer awareness. Among minority women. It's incredibly disheartening that ten. Home who. Allow politics to -- -- -- every year thousands of people throughout our area participate in the komen race for the cure and there are tons of smaller fund -- One -- synergy fitness in -- Long Island in October raised more than 111000 dollars for the komen foundation did -- general manager Tonya feels his mother died of breast cancer. She says she would hold another benefit despite the federal investigation. If it is true. That Planned Parenthood is is misusing the money and I losing money in the way that it was intended to do that it would be regulated a little bit better either by playing cat hater Susan G. Komen in the future. Women we spoke to -- the news isn't going to stop them from donating to the komen foundation advocates an individual decision. And I went yeah I still don't mean to them. And we've reached out to the Susan G. Komen foundation throughout the day but our calls and emails were not returned I want in Hempstead Nassau County Kristen porn channel seven Eyewitness News.

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