Planned Parenthood is getting some needed help from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The mayor has promised to match future donations to the organization up to $250,000.
The donation will help offset the funds that were cut by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.
The money was used to screen women for breast cancer.
Appearing on Inside City Hall, Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said Bloomberg was outraged when he heard the news of the cuts.
"What it really hurts are these women who are depending on Planned Parenthood and the money Susan Komen was giving to find breast cancer. I mean, do we really want to inject politics in something like that? We don't. And so the mayor stepped in and said okay, I'm going to fund this and incentivize other people to fund it and I think we'll get that money back. But what will not return is Susan Komen's damaged reputation," said Wolfson.
The Komen Foundation, which is known for its annual "Race for the Cure" through Central Park, says it cut funding because it adopted new criteria for issuing grants.
Critics accused it of giving in to anti-abortion activists.