Susan G. Komen responds to PR tsunami over Planned Parenthood

The breast cancer organization has stopped funding Planned Parenthood, a move that outraged an untold number of people.

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Overnight, it seems the widely known breast cancer foundation has become public enemy No. 1, with negative comments piling up on the organization’s Facebook page:

The nonprofit said it is no longer partnering with Planned Parenthood due to new criteria that prohibit it from funding any organization under government investigation. Last year, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) started looking into whether Planned Parenthood uses public money for abortions, which it cannot do.

But many are calling it a political move, due in large part to the arrival of Komen’s new vice president Karen Handel, a prominent abortion foe who ran for governor of Georgia in 2010. Handel has said she opposes Planned Parenthood.

In a statement posted to its Facebook page on Wednesday, Komen denied that the decision has anything to do with politics:

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