Komen Foundation says Media Pressure did not lead to Funding Reversal

By Chris Ariens 

A day after grilling the founder and CEO of the nation’s largest breast cancer advocacy group over its decision to pull some funding of Planned Parenthood, Andrea Mitchell, a breast cancer survivor, led her show with the group’s reversal today.

The decision, and its reversal coming around 11:15am this morning, have been a big story on the morning shows and cable news channels today. The news was the lead on both “NBC Nightly News” and “ABC World News” last night.

On her show Thursday, Mitchell said to Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure: “We’ve known each other a long time… But I come to you today, you know, expressing the anger of a lot of people … channeling through them, you see it on Twitter, you see it everywhere.”

On her Fox News show today, Megyn Kelly reported that Komen says, “politics played no part in its original decision to cut Planned Parenthood’s grant and that outside pressure did not play a part in today’s decision to reverse course.”