UPDATE, 5:10p: Quoting The Hill:

Planned Parenthood said it has established an emergency fund to offset the loss of the Komen funds.

… Hey Cecile, if you and your affiliate CEOs agree to take a 1% paycut, that should about cover the $680K loss in funding.

4:53p: Huge, great news from the Associated Press, within the hour:

NEW YORK — The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.

The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams.

Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress — a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups.

The rupture, which has not been publicly announced as it unfolded, is wrenching for some of those who’ve learned about it and admire both organizations….

Read the rest of the article at link.

[HT: Pro-Life Wisconsin on Twitter]

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