SHAHEEN APPLAUDS KOMEN FOR THE CURE DECISION TO RESTORE FUNDING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD

February 03, 2012

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below statement regarding Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to continue funding Planned Parenthood breast cancer screenings.  The breast cancer charity had previously said it would stop funding Planned Parenthood grants.

“This is a major win for the thousands of women nationwide who rely on Planned Parenthood for critical breast cancer screenings and a tribute to all who raised their voices in reaction to Komen’s initial decision.   By reversing its decision, the organization showed clearly that it has women’s best interests at heart and I applaud it for doing so.

“In this situation, popular dissent trumped partisan politics, but we must remain vigilant in our efforts to protect women’s health care from extremist attacks.   We must make clear that women’s health care is too important to be politicized.”

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