The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation announced on Friday that it has reversed course and will restore funding to Planned Parenthood.
A special announcement on the Komen website revealed that the cancer foundation is clarifying its policy changes to only disqualify groups based on conclusive criminal investigations and not “political” ones such as the federal inquiry currently taking place on Capitol Hill.
The announcement also included an apology for its earlier decision on Tuesday about cutting ties with Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives. The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen,” Nancy G. Brinker, the CEO and founder of Susan G. Komen, stated.
Brinker once again explained that its Tuesday decision was not political but part of measures taken to ensure donors’ investments were being used effectively.