Komen backs down (mostly) on the Planned Parenthoood defunding
Wow. That's ... remarkable.
"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. [...] Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. [...] We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities."
I'm sure there will be a lot more about this. A lot of folks will have a hard time re-engaging with the SGK efforts in the future because of this -- and a lot more will be very suspicious that PPFA will be defunded in a back door fashion, grant by grant, instead.
It will also be interesting to see how this is fit into the Komen CEO's statement that, no, this wasn't about investigations but about grant pass-throughs. So ... which is/was it? #ddtb