Pelosi: Komen connection to Planned Parenthood ‘benefited women’s health’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she is “very sad” that the Susan G. Komen Foundation had decided to stop donating to Planned Parenthood due to a congressional investigation over the organization allegedly using federal funds for abortion services.

“I know the Susan G. Komen Foundation to be a very effective organization, very professionally run and for a good purpose,” Pelosi said at the Capitol Thursday.

“I think their collaboration with Planned Parenthood, if that is the word, but whatever the connection was, was one that benefited women’s health, and I feel sad that this decision on their part is to the detriment of women’s health. But obviously, women are responding, and Planned Parenthood is getting a tremendous show of support from people out there.”

According to CNN, The Komen Foundation is reversing its decision to stop funding the organization.

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