Susan G. Komen ending relationship with Planned Parenthood

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WFAA

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 31 at 11:24 PM

DALLAS - Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's leading breast-cancer charity, is ending a partnership with Planned Parenthood.

The change means hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams, will be cut off. In 2011, Komen for the Cure gave Planned Parenthood $680,000 for cancer screenings.

Planned Parenthood said the move results from Komen caving to anti-abortion activists.

But Komen has claimed the partnership must end because of a new policy that says they can not give grants to organizations under investigation.

Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress for improperly spending money on abortions.

Tuesday night, the Dallas-based Komen said it is working with its affiliates to make sure there is no interruption in services for women.

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