By Sam Baker - 02/01/12 08:27 PM EST
The group announced yesterday a $250,000 donation to continue providing cancer screenings to low-income women.
Critics of Komen's decision say the charity caved to political pressure from the right, which has pushed aggressively to cut off public funding to Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions in addition to other women's healthcare services.
Komen has said it severed its ties with Planned Parenthood not because of politics, but because Planned Parenthood is the subject of a congressional investigation. Nevertheless, abortion-rights opponents cheered the move, saying a cancer charity never should have been involved with organizations that provide abortions.