The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity on Friday abandoned plans to eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood after three days of public criticism.
It may be too late for the charity to regain its former standing as one of the best women's charities.
Cliff Stearns, a Florida congressman, at the urging of anti-abortion groups.
Many of Komen's affiliates had rebelled against the decision to cut the grants, which amounted to $680,000 in 2011. Within hours of the announcement, donations began pouring into the family planning organization while women who had supported Komen in the past vowed to cut the charity off. Critics of Komen's decision also launched a boycott of batteries made by Energizer, which on Monday donated more than $1 million to the foundation.
Komen has forever changed the way people will look at them. Until now, they have successfully stayed out of controversial areas. Komen put politics before women's health. They've forever muddied their message. Many people will not trust Susan G. Komen for the Cure again.