Planned Parenthood Affiliates Receiving Komen Grants Again

After an unsuccessful attempt to stop funding Planned Parenthood earlier this year, at least 17 local affiliates of Planned Parenthood are receiving grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure this year, the same number who received the grants in 2011. The total amount of the grants are still being worked out, and about six Planned Parenthood grant applications were turned down, mostly because the Komen affiliates lacked the funds. Planned Parenthood officials said they did not think politics played a role in the grants being awarded, and in some places, they said the connection between local Komen and Planned Parenthood groups deepened because of the outrage after the short-lived defunding.