Handel was the one responsible for the Komen Foundation's attempt to cut out the funding to Planned Parenthood, a decision which was reversed days later.ATLANTA (AP) -- A high-ranking official resigned Tuesday from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity after a dispute over whether the group should give funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
Karen Handel, the charity's vice president for public policy, told Komen officials that she supported the move to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. She said the discussion started before she arrived at the organization and was approved at the highest levels of the charity.
Guess who Handel is? A rabid anti-abortionist, a former Republican candidate for the governorship of Georgia, and someone who had stated in the past that she had a mission to shut down Planned Parenthood. Handel is the smoking gun which shows that Komen's decision to defund Planned Parenthood was politically motivated.
With Handel gone, Komen can now focus on rebuilding its reputation, which now lies in tatters.
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