WASHINGTON – DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar has sent her own letter to the Susan G. Komen Foundation expressing concern about the group’s decision this week the end funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening programs.
Critics of the decision say Komen gave in to pressure from groups opposed to legal abortion that have sought to weaken Planned Parenthood’s funding in the past year. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the United States.
“I believe this decision is counter to the goals of Komen’s mission of protecting women’s health and I urge you to reconsider your decision,” wrote Klobuchar to Komen CEO Nancy Brinker.
DFL Sen. Al Franken signed a letter sent by 25 other Democratic Senators also expressing concern that the decision was politically motivated.
Here’s a copy of Klobuchar’s letter.