Komen VP Resigns Over Funding Flap

    UNITED STATES Ð APRIL 27: Karen Handel, former Secretary of State in Georgia, is now the senior vice president of public policy for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call)

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    Karen Handel, an executive at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, resigned on Tuesday. Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, had been suspected as the root of the breast-cancer charity’s controversial decision last week to pull funding from Planned Parenthood—and attracted attention after she retweeted a comment that it was “just like a pro-abortion group to turn a cancer orgs decision into a political bomb to throw. Cry me a freaking river.” In her resignation letter, Handel said she “fully acknowledged” her role in the decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, saying that the decision had been part of a “thoughtful and thoroughly reviewed decision” and that cutting the funding to Planned Parenthood would “have indeed enabled Komen to deliver even greater community impact.”

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