(Washington, DC) -- Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia says the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to pull funding for Planned Parenthood is deeply troubling.
He says as an organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer, it's hard to understand how eliminating funding for preventive screenings is in anyone's best interest.
The Virginia Democrat is calling on the Foundation to reverse its decision and "not let politics interfere with protecting women's health." Komen says policy prevents it from giving grant money to groups under local, state or federal investigation.
Last fall, Florida Republican Cliff Stearns launched a congressional inquiry into whether Planned Parenthood uses federal money to fund abortions.
Planned Parenthood says Komen "succumbed to political pressure" from anti-abortion groups.
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