“It was nothing they were doing wrong,” Komen CEO Nancy Brinker told reporters yesterday. “We have decided not to fund, wherever possible, pass-through grants. We were giving them money, they were sending women out for mammograms. What we would like to have are clinics where we can directly fund mammograms.”
Today’s statement does not address the “pass-through” issue and Komen has not responded to my multiple requests for comment on the issue. And that could mean that, while Planned Parenthood can apply for Komen grants, its applications may not be approved, because they do not provide direct mammogram services.