On Feb. 7, a top official at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation resigned over the controversy involving the charity’s funding for Planned Parenthood. Here’s a look at some of the events that led up to the resignation.
In this Oct. 16, 2010, file photo, an estimated 45,000 people participate in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Little Rock, Ark. A bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, ensued between the two iconic organizations after it was reported on Jan. 31 that the breast-cancer charity was halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates in 2012. Planned Parenthood says the cutoff, primarily affecting grants for breast exams, results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress -- a probe launched by a conservative Republican who was urged to act by anti-abortion groups. Komen's decision led to a spike in donations for Planned Parenthood, Post writers Sarah Kliff and Lena Sun reported.Brian Chilson/AP