When the Susan G. Komen For The Cure announced it would pull its funding from Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings, the foundation not only tarnished its pro-woman, pro-health, pro-solidarity image, it threatened to hurt the very women it's always prided itself on protecting -- or so it seemed. After an outpouring of concern and criticism, the organization thankfully reversed its decision three days later. For low-income women, these screenings could mean the difference between life and death; it's a shame that the health of some of our country's most vulnerable women ever came into question, and for that, Komen's pink ribbons will never look the same.
Los Angeles Times
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