A renowned breast cancer charity is taking heat for pulling grants to Planned Parenthood, galvanizing support from some for the reproductive health organization.

FOX News Radio's Steve Taylor has more from Washington:

The Susan Komen "Race-for-the-Cure" organization says it will cancel future breast screening grants to Planned Parenthood.  Critics are saying the reason is pressure from anti-abortion forces.

(Speier) "They want to become a political advocacy group."

...California Congresswoman Jackie Speier.  Komen Group CEO Nancy Brinker denies that...

(Brinker) "The scurrilous accusations being hurled at this organization are profoundly hurtful."

Since the Komen cutoff was announced, Planned Parenthood has been getting thousands of private contributions, including a personal quarter-million dollar matching grant from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In Washington, Steve Taylor, FOX News Radio.

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