Komen reverses itself on Planned Parenthood

After getting pounded this week for its decision to drop funding for breast exams at Planned Parenthood clinics, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation reversed course today and announced that Planned Parenthood could still get funding. The foundation apologized “to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.” It said it will amend its funding criteria to make clear that politically motivated investigations would not disqualify an organization from receiving funds. Earlier this week, the foundation cited an investigation by an anti-abortion lawmaker in Congress for its decision to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.