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  Komen vice president Karen Handel resigns
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Last EditedCOSDem  Feb 07, 2012 03:30pm
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MediaNewspaper - Washington Post
News DateTuesday, February 7, 2012 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA top official of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation who was involved in the controversy over the group’s funding of Planned Parenthood resigned Tuesday.

Karen Handel, vice president for public policy, acknowledged that she had supported Komen’s decision to pull funding for Planned Parenthood in a resignation letter obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. However, she said the decision-making process began before she joined the organization last year, and the policy change was thoroughly vetted at every level within the organization and unanimously agreed to by the board at a November meeting.

“The Board specifically discussed various issues, including the need to protect our mission by ensuring we were not distracted or negatively affected by any other organization’s real or perceived challenges,” Handel wrote to Komen’s CEO and founder Nancy Brinker.
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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 07, 2012 06:00pm General Karen Handel explains Komen resignation, blasts Planned Parenthood  Article COSDem 
Feb 07, 2012 01:00pm General Komen vice president resigns as details emerge on Planned Parenthood debate  Article RP