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Ellmers Statement on Susan G. Komen Foundation Decision to Cut Ties to Planned ParenthoodFebruary 2 2012
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement from her office in Washington this morning:
"I was very pleased to see the announcement by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, declaring their decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood. The Komen Foundation has a proud tradition of providing care, treatment, and research for women facing incurable diseases - particularly breast cancer."
"This decision shows their dedication to important and meaningful healthcare initiatives and speaks volumes for the lack of productive services coming out of Planned Parenthood. I hope other contributors, particularly the U.S. government, follow the Komen Foundation's example and end taxpayer funding for organizations that defile the sanctity of life."
In July, Congresswoman Ellmers hosted a press conference with Congressman Randy Hultgren following a report published by Americans United for Life that detailed extent of Planned Parenthood's involvement in providing abortions while receiving taxpayer funding.
To learn more about the report and its findings from Americans United for Life, click here
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For more information, please visit Congresswoman Ellmers’ website at www.ellmers.house.gov or call (202) 225-4531.