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AUL in the News: The Hill on Komen cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood

The Hill quotes Dr. Charmaine Yoest of AUL:

But its decision to cut off Planned Parenthood has undeniable political implications — for both sides of the abortion debate. Abortion-rights opponents cheered Komen’s move, chalking up another victory in their push to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

“Breast health is not Planned Parenthood’s core competency,” said Charmaine Yoest, president and chief executive of Americans United for Life. “They specialize in abortions.”

Yoest said it’s too early to tell whether the Komen announcement will embolden conservatives to pressure other organizations to break with Planned Parenthood. But the move will definitely work to Komen’s benefit, she said.

“From a business perspective for them, it was wise to get out of that,” she said.