The Komen-Planned Parenthood Controversy

02/03/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. The AP is reporting that: " Supporters are rallying around Planned Parenthood after renowned breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure decided to cut breast screening grants to the reproductive health organization. Besides $400,000 in smaller donations from 6,000 people, Planned Parenthood is receiving $250,000 from a family foundation in Dallas and a $250,000 pledge announced Thursday by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to match future donations. Twenty-six U.S. senators signed a letter calling on Komen to reconsider its decision. Komen, meanwhile, has been deluged with negative emails and Facebook postings, accusing it of knuckling under to pressure from anti-abortion groups. But Komen says the decision stemmed from its new criteria barring grants to organizations under investigation. Planned Parenthood is the focus of an inquiry launched by a congressman with encouragement from anti-abortion groups."

To get Planned Parenthood's perspective on the issue we are joined by Barbara Zdravecky, President/CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

Next we'll hear the trailer from a new film about the non profits that raise money to fight breast cancer. It's called "Pink Ribbons, Inc.". It's a new film from The National Film Board of Canada.

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