NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it has received more than $400,000 from 6,000 donors in the 24 hours since news broke that its affiliates would be losing grants for breast screenings from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer foundation.Komen, meanwhile, incurred vehement criticism from some members of Congress, numerous liberal advocacy groups and some newspaper editorial writers. But it was applauded by many conservative religious and anti-abortion groups that abhor Planned Parenthood for its role as the leading U.S. abortion provider.Planned Parenthood says the funding cutoff was a result of Komen succumbing to pressure from anti-abortion activists. In a statement issued Wednesday evening, Dallas-based Komen denied that politics played a role and reiterated that its decision was based on its newly adopted criteria for issuing grants.



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