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Susan G. Komen Foundation Website Apparently Hacked After Planned Parenthood Controversy

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Nancy Brinker, founding chair of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, addresses the controversy over recent federal breast cancer screening recommendations, Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) | AP

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's website appeared to be hacked briefly early Thursday morning.

A banner on the website was changed from "help us get 26.2 or 13.1 miles closer to a world without breast cancer" to "help us run over poor women on our way to the bank."

(Compare the images at The Atlantic Wire.)

The nation's leading breast-cancer charity halted its grants to Planned Parenthood affiliates Tuesday. Planned Parenthood said the grants totaled $680,000 last year and $580,000 the year before for breast-cancer screening and other related services.

The Huffington Post's Laura Bassett reported that the move came less than a year after the Komen foundation hired a new vice president, Karen Handel, who publicly stated her opposition to Planned Parenthood in her 2010 campaign for governor of Georgia. The foundation said that the cutoff comes as the result of new rules adopted by the organization barring grants to organizations under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. Planned Parenthood is the focus of an inquiry by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) over its handling of federal funding.

Since the Komen foundation cut ties, Planned Parenthood has seen a huge influx in donations, including an announcement Thursday that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be donating $250,000.

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