Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., riding a powerful wave of Internet indignation, raised $3 million in reaction to Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision, reversed yesterday, to end its grants.
Do so-called pro-life activists want to posture about abortion or actually reduce the number of aborted fetuses each year? If it’s the latter, they should be trying to expand Planned Parenthood, not kill it.
Planned Parenthood sued Texas challenging a new abortion law that requires providers to gain admitting privileges at local hospitals, restricts the use of abortion-inducing drugs and bans procedures after 20 weeks.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast-cancer advocacy organization, reversed its decision to end $680,000 in funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., and said it is changing its grant criteria as a result of controversy over the original ruling.
Texas lawmakers turned down new abortion limits, including a ban on the procedure after 20 weeks, following a raucous, late-night session that required police to force spectators from the Senate gallery.