Komen Foundation decides not to Renew Funding for Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that the Susan G. Komen foundation decided not to renew funding for some Planned Parenthood projects in 2012, CNN reported.

Planned Parenthood's statement indicated they believed the Komen Foundation had "succumbed to political pressure" by decided to cut funding for breast cancer screenings, due to the controversy caused by the fact Planned Parenthood offers abortion services.

The Komen Foundation denied that the decision was politically motivated Thursday.

"We've always had the right to cancel contracts for organizations that came under investigation for potential wrongdoing. We don't base our funding decisions on emotions or politics or whether one side or another will be pleased," Nancy Brinker, CEO and found of the Susan G. Komen foundation said, according to CNN.

The American Right to Life, a pro-life group has speculated that the Komen Foundation may have made the decision to stopped funding Planned Parenthood due to a link between abortions and breast cancer, according to Fox News.

However, the National Cancer Institute's official stance on such a link is that, "the evidence overall still does not support early termination of pregnancy as a cause of breast cancer," according to Fox News.

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