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Karen Handel: Planned Parenthood ‘orchestrated attack’ on Komen charity

Karen Handel, the former senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, accused Planned Parenthood of extortion during an appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network. The charity faced a public backlash after the Associated Press learned that it was halting their partnership with Planned Parenthood…

GOP debate audience boos contraception

On Wednesday, contraception became the latest topic to raise the ire of conservative debate goers. During a CNN-sponsored Republican presidential debate in Arizona, the crowd booed wildly at the mention of birth control. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used the opportunity to attack the moderators as he had done in…

Test for Komen looms at next Race for the Cure

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Rebecca Reza has participated in fundraising races held by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer charity, for the past five years. She planned to sign up for the next Race for the Cure in El Paso, Texas, with her cousin. But…

Test for Komen charity looms at next Race for the Cure

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Rebecca Reza has participated in fundraising races held by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer charity, for the past five years. She planned to sign up for the next Race for the Cure in El Paso, Texas, with her cousin. But…

Ex-Komen exec calls defunding Planned Parenthood ‘neutral ground’

A former executive for Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity says that the decision to defund Planned Parenthood was an attempt to “move to neutral ground.” After resigning from the charity Tuesday, Karen Handel admitted to Fox News host Megyn Kelly that she was “clearly involved in…

Komen lobbyist Karen Handel resigns

Karen Handel, a top lobbyist for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation, has resigned following the group’s decision to restore funding to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), according to The Associated Press. Handel was the former Republican attorney general of Georgia. She ran for…

Romney: Komen ‘wrong’ to fund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that it’s “wrong” for organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fund Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings for poor women. During an interview with conservative radio host Scott Hennen on Monday, Romney said he disagreed with the Komen Foundation reversing their earlier…

Emails show Handel behind Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision: report

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Vice President Karen Handel drove the foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood for purely political reasons, according to emails reviewed by The Huffington Post. “The emails show that Karen Handel was behind the entire decision to defund Planned Parenthood,” The Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett…

Ari Fleischer to advise Susan G. Komen charity on Planned Parenthood

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer will help the Susan G. Komen foundation deal with its decision to halt grants to Planned Parenthood and the subsequent PR disaster, according to the Washington Post. Fleischer served under the Bush administration and later became a CNN contributor. Komen, the nation’s leading…

Santorum suggests abortion causes breast cancer

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested that Susan G. Komen for the Cure shouldn’t provide grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings because abortions cause breast cancer, a false claim that has been repeatedly debunked. The candidate told Fox News host Chris Wallace that he didn’t agree…

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