As everyone must know by now, the Susan G. Komen Foundation discontinued its funding of Planned Parenthood. Today, the political backstory is a rich read, including a staff/board divide and leaking of internal memos.

An entirely avoidable, and deeply regrettable, controversy has been raging this week over the decision by the (formerly highly esteemed) Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation, the world’s leading breast-cancer research advocacy group, to cut its support for Planned Parenthood, which used Komen dollars (about $600,000 annually) to pay for breast-screening exams for poor people.

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