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Komen charity official resigns

Title: Komen charity official resigns

Author: Liz Szabo

Publication:  USA TODAY

Date: February 08, 2012

… In her resignation letter, Karen Handel, senior vice president for public policy at Komen, the USA’s largest breast cancer charity, said there had been “gross mischaracterizations” of the group’s decision to halve funding for Planned Parenthood, a move Komen reversed Friday…

Given the enormous public outcry, and potential damage to its brand and fundraising, some say Komen had no choice but to restore ties to Planned Parenthood — and sever them with Handel. “Komen needs to do everything they can for damage control,” said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

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