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Who had the worst week in Washington? Karen Handel of the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Title: Who had the worst week in Washington? Karen Handel of the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Author: Rachel Weiner

Publication:  The Washington Post

Date: February 10, 2012

A week ago, Karen Handel was the senior vice president for public policy at the Susan G. Komen foundation. It was a great gig for the Washington native and 2010 Georgia gubernatorial candidate. Now she’s unemployed, a casualty of a backlash over Komen’s decision to cut grants to Planned Parenthood.

When Komen announced this month that it would stop giving Planned Parenthood money for breast cancer screening, Handel’s name wasn’t mentioned, but she was quickly pinpointed by Planned Parenthood supporters as a likely culprit. The former Georgia secretary of state is an outspoken opponent of abortion rights; during her campaign for governor, she pledged to defund the family-planning organization…

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