by ARIEL EDWARDS-LEVY, The Huffington Post
The Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure will fund at least 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates in 2012.
The number of grants is about the same number as last year, although the total value of the grants is still being worked out, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The Komen Foundation found itself in the center of controversy in January when it decided, under pressure from conservatives who oppose abortion, that Planned Parenthood was ineligible to receive grants to fund breast exams. In the wake of backlash, many of the group's top officials resigned, and Komen promised to consider Planned Parenthood for future grants. Many of the races organized by Komen have seen drops in donations and participation.