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Komen vice president resigns as details emerge on Planned Parenthood debate

Title: Komen vice president resigns as details emerge on Planned Parenthood debate

Author: Lena H. Sun, Sarah Kliff

Publication:  The Washington Post

Date: February 07, 2012

…Even as the leading fundraiser in the fight against breast cancer struggled to repair damage to its name after its back-and-forth last weekon Planned Parenthood, the resignation of Karen Handel drew attention back to the highly charged issue of whether Komen acted under pressure from antiabortion groups.

Before the Komen board unanimously agreed to pull funding for Planned Parenthood last year, an internal staff review and a board subcommittee had concluded the opposite, that funding should be maintained, according to a former Komen employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. Handel, who was senior vice president for public policy, objected to those decisions…

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