Rep. Maloney statement on Komen Foundation reversal of Planned Parenthood funding ban

Feb 3, 2012 Issues: Women's Issues
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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement upon news that the Susan B. Komen Foundation has decided not to discontinue funding to Planned Parenthood:

“The decision by Susan B. Komen for the Cure to reverse their defunding of Planned Parenthood affiliates is the correct one.

“Even in this era of highly divisive politics, I think there are some things we can all agree on. Breast Cancer screenings and mammograms save lives. And access to quality health care should never be a political football, thrown about, hoping to help one side ‘win.’

“By making this right, they have set the stage to re-earn the trust that women have placed in them for over ten years, and to continue to help both organizations to carry out their missions of protecting women’s health and saving women’s lives.”