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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…

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…

Supporters rally for Planned Parenthood in abortion row

WASHINGTON — Supporters of a woman’s right to abortion pushed back hard Thursday after a major breast-cancer charity halted funding to Planned Parenthood, the biggest single abortion provider in the United States. The very public split between longtime partners Planned Parenthood and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation…

Senators call on Komen to ‘reconsider its decision’ to defund Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, 26 senators urged Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to reverse course regarding Planned Parenthood. “We write to express our disappointment with Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision to cut funding for breast cancer prevention, screening, and education at Planned…

Nancy G. Brinker responds to landslide of criticism aimed at Susan G. Komen charity

News that Susan G. Komen for the Cure planned to halt all grants to Planned Parenthood caused an uproar over the past two days, prompting the charity’s founder to address the issue in a video uploaded to YouTube and Facebook. The Associated Press learned that nation’s leading breast-cancer charity was…

Twitter happenings

Update: You can read my expanded thoughts on the Komen cowardice here. As usual, Jesse and I will be tweeting coverage of the Florida primary tonight, which you can check out here for me and here for Jesse. If you’re not watching Twitter already, however, I highly recommend it. People…

Susan G. Komen charity cuts off grants to Planned Parenthood

The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will no longer give hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood, according to the Associated Press. Planned Parenthood received $680,000 in 2011 and $580,000 in 2010 from Komen for breast-cancer screening and related services. Nearly 170,000…

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