“As a breast cancer survivor,” said Yoest, “I applaud the decision of the Komen Foundation to discontinue their partnership with the nation’s largest abortion provider.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-31-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation for ending its grants to the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, calling it “a decision to invest its donor-supported resources in efforts designed to truly advance women’s health with life-saving research.”

Dr. Yoest made the following statement: “As a breast cancer survivor, I applaud the decision made by the Komen Foundation to discontinue their partnership with the billion-dollar, abortion mega-provider, Planned Parenthood. The work of the Komen Foundation has life-saving potential and should not be intertwined with an industry dealing in death. When I learned that the foundation was using donated funds to support abortion providers, I stopped running in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In the future, I’ll be racing with them to support this courageous decision.”

Komen says it is halting its funding of Planned Parenthood due to public pressure from pro-life groups and the impending Congressional investigation of the abortion giant. According to a report from the Associated Press, “Many of the allegations [which sparked the Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood] were outlined in a report presented to Stearns last year by Americans United for Life, a national anti-abortion group, which urged him to investigate.”