Further to yesterday’s post, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged $250,000 to Planned Parenthood to offset the money it lost when the Susan G. Komen Foundation yanked its funding in an effort to please its Republican wing.
From the NY Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg plans to give Planned Parenthood $250,000 to make up for money it lost when a breast cancer group cut its funding.
“Politics have no place in health care,” Bloomberg said in a statement on Thursday. “Breast cancer screening saves lives and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way.”
The controversy erupted this week after the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation said it would not renew most of the grants it made to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings — about $700,000 annually.
The foundation said its decision was based on a new policy against funding organizations under government investigation.