Schakowsky: Backlash Forced Komen To Restore Planned Parenthood Funds

CHICAGO (CBS) — Following a stinging backlash, The Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation will resume funding for cancer screenings through Planned Parenthood.

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) says there’s been an internal earthquake at the foundation after the original decision to cut funding.

“It was such a spontaneous, overwhelming outpouring of support for women’s health and opposition to their decision, and that meant money as well,” she said.

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“I think that was very successful in affecting this turnaround.”

The Komen Foundation withdrew funding because a congressional committee questioned Planned Parenthood use of federal funds.

But after three days, the foundation has changed rules to cut funding only to groups undergoing criminal investigation, which essentially restored the Komen funding to Planned Parenthood.

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