February 7, 2012 Two anti-abortion groups say funding irregularities have been found in various state and federal audits of Planned Parenthood. The groups urged Congress to continue an investigation of Planned Parenthood.
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February 7, 2012 The new poll suggested that Mitt Romney might be "playing with fire," according to the polling firm's director, by opposing the rule since a plurality of voters, including Catholics, said his stance would make them less likely to vote for him.
February 7, 2012 Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, resigned her job, effective immediately, as vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The departure comes days after the breast-cancer charity reversed course on funding for Planned Parenthood.
February 7, 2012 The Susan G. Komen Foundation just confirmed to NPR.org's Scott Hensley that Karen Handel has resigned from her post as the organization's senior vice president of public policy.
February 3, 2012 The nation's largest breast cancer charity now says it will continue giving grants to Planned Parenthood. But public relations specialists say the Komen foundation will have a tough time rebuilding its nonpartisan reputation.
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February 3, 2012 Earlier this week, the foundation moved to discontinue funding of breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood. The change came because of a new Komen policy forbidding forbidding grants to organizations under official investigation. Now that policy has been changed again.
February 3, 2012 "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives," Komen CEO Nancy Brinker says.
February 2, 2012 A top official reportedly quits to protest the decision of the breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure to yank funding from Planned Parenthood. The women's health organization says it's already collected most of the $680,000 it lost.
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February 2, 2012 The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation said it regretted the effect of its new funding policy on groups such as Planned Parenthood. But the group denied politics played any role in its decision and said such allegations were a distraction from the search for cancer cures.
February 1, 2012 The split between the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a breast cancer charity, and Planned Parenthood appears to mark a new chapter in the ongoing abortion war.
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A Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Little Rock, Ark., in 2010.
January 31, 2012 The breast cancer charity says it has stopped the grants because of a congressman's investigation into whether Planned Parenthood has used public money to provide abortions. Planned Parenthood says Komen is bowing to political bullying.
A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found two-thirds of respondents were in favor of the new requirement for insurance plans to offer prescription birth control without a copay or deductible.
September 7, 2011 Some opponents object to subsidizing contraception on moral grounds; others say it's simply too expensive in an era of tight budgets. The recent battles over the federal budget and the health law may help explain why critics seem to be growing more vocal.
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June 16, 2011 The North Carolina Legislature overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue and approving a state budget that bans public funds from going to Planned Parenthood. That makes North Carolina the third state in a month to move toward restrictions on government funding of the group.
April 13, 2011 When Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep asked Rep. Tim Scott why the House GOP brought the social issue of abortion into a spending fight, the South Carolina lawmaker said Planned Parenthood funding was a spending issue, seemingly redefining the nature of the issue.
Participants gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 7 for a rally in support of Planned Parenthood.
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April 8, 2011 Democrats say a key sticking point in negotiations to prevent a federal government shutdown at midnight is Republican support for defunding the Title X family planning program. Republicans say that's hogwash: They just want to cut spending.
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