Susan G. Komen reverses its decision to cut Planned Parenthood
POSTED: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:12pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 6:01pm
TYLER — Stunning new developments Friday in the controversy involving the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
On Tuesday, the breast cancer organization announced they would stop funding Planned Parenthood.
But, they changed their minds.
Donations poured in to the Susan G. Komen foundation following Tuesday's announcement that they would stop funding abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Founder and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Nancy Brinker says, "Many of the grants we were doing with Planned Parenthood do not meet new standards of criteria for how we can measure our results and effectiveness in community."
Friday morning, KETK contacted the Tyler branch of Komen for a response.
But, while we were on the phone, word came down that the organization had reversed their decision.
The tyler branch had not yet heard of the new developments, and would not comment on the phone.
But, later told KETK, "The Komen Tyler affiliate does not currently fund Planned Parenthood. We have not received a funding application from Planned Parenthood for screening mammograms and we have not funded the organization."
However, on a national level, Komen gives 700-thousand dollars a year to the organization.
Meanwhile, those who donated to Komen in support of their decision to cut Planned Parenthood's funding are left wondering whether they will see any sort of refund.