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Planned Parenthood says it cannot tell exactly how many donations it has received from Indiana in the days following the Komen Foundation’s announcement that it would pull funding to the organization, but the group estimates the donations are in the thousands of dollars.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana spokesperson Jon Mills says they do not ask people to provide a reason for their donations, so he cannott say how many of the donations coming in are because of Komen’s decision.
“What we can say is that we’ve noticed a real outpouring of support the last couple of days and we’re really grateful for that,” he says, “and that includes an uptake in donations and we’ve received thousands over the last couple of days.”
Nationally, Planned Parenthood reported that it received over $3 million in donations since Tuesday, and Mills says local branches have also gotten positive feedback.
“We’ve received tremendous amount of support over the last couple of days – from people calling in, from emailing, from Facebook, from Twitter, supporting us and saddened by the initial decision by Komen,” Mills says.
Komen announced a reversal of its decision Friday, amidst widespread criticism.