Breaking news: Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced that it is stopping its funding for lifesaving breast cancer screenings with Planned Parenthood.
The reason? Pressure from anti-choice forces in Congress. Komen is an organization that exists to serve women, and instead it's acting to undermine women's health to serve an extreme political agenda. We need to take action right away to ensure that women have access to the care they need.
Rep. Diana DeGette, co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, is leading the fight in Congress to protect funding for Planned Parenthood and stop the attacks on women, but she needs you behind her.
Funding from Komen has helped Planned Parenthood provide almost 170,000 breast exams to women who otherwise couldn't afford them. This is preventative care that saves lives.
But Republicans in Congress have singled out Planned Parenthood as part of a vendetta against an organization that provides critical medical care and family planning resources. And now they've intimidated Komen into stopping critical care for women. We can't let the extreme Republicans decide who gets care and who doesn't.
Join Congresswoman Diana DeGette in telling Komen: stop playing politics with women's health.
There is so much on the line -- it's more important than ever that we come together and fight back.