Komen Vice President Pushed for Defunding Planned Parenthood!

Dear Commons Community,

As a follow-up to the Komen story, the Huffington Post is reporting  that Karen Handel, staunchly anti-abortion vice president for public policy, was the main force behind the decision to defund Planned Parenthood. Furthermore, an attempt was made to make the decision look nonpolitical. Specifically,

“Karen Handel was the prime instigator of this effort, and she herself personally came up with investigation criteria,” the source, who requested anonymity for professional reasons, told HuffPost. “She said, ‘If we just say it’s about investigations, we can defund Planned Parenthood and no one can blame us for being political.’”


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