The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s off- and apparently on-again decision to fund Planned Parenthood mirrors a similar situation with AT&T more than two decades ago, with dissimilar results.
The communications giant had been funding Planned Parenthood for 25 years. The grants were described as being educational outreach for teens. But in 1990, AT&T, facing pressure and a boycott from pro-life groups, abruptly announced that it would cease donating to Planned Parenthood.
In a foreshadowing of what happened to the Komen Foundation last week, AT&T immediately found itself the target of a bitter campaign to force it to restore Planned Parenthood funding.
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