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A good week for Planned Parenthood

This turns out to have been the best week Planned Parenthood has had in years. The bad news that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation was pulling its grants for breast cancer screening was quickly replaced by a flood of donations — including $250,000 from New York's Republican mayor, Michael Bloomberg — and an outcry so huge that, by Friday, Komen had reversed its decision entirely.

And in the meantime, in those three days of fury, Planned Parenthood got precisely the publicity it needs. Indeed, even in the midst of the crisis, some Planned Parenthood officials could see the silver lining. "It's creating an opportunity for us to really educate the public," Tricia Wajda, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, told me on Thursday. "We haven't been able to effectively communicate our preventative services before."

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