Wednesday, February 8, 2012


  • Ms. Handel, who opposes abortion and called for eliminating government money to Planned Parenthood during her 2010 campaign, was among the organization's senior leaders who helped persuade Komen's board to change its policy late last year.
  • (New York Times)
  • Last spring, the board formed a three-member subcommittee to look into Planned Parenthood funding, according to a former Komen employee.
  • (Washington Post)
  • In 1980, a woman promised her dying sister to change how Americans thought about breast cancer. Thirty years later, the result -- the Susan G.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • (CNN)-- Karen Handel, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation vice president—and lightning rod in the groups public relations storm over Planned Parenthood funding--stepped down from her position Tuesday.
  • (CNN)
  • My sister died of breast cancer. Nevertheless, I find the pink ribbon mania of the Susan G. Komen organization repugnant. Trying to put a happy face on a devastating disease is grotesque.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • WASHINGTON -- Inspired by the backlash over the brief attempt by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, a group of Senators Wednesday is launching a bid to organize 1 million people in support of womens rights.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • DAYTON, Ohio — A political firestorm over abortion and birth control spread suddenly Tuesday.
  • (Denver Post)
  • Karen Handel says she resigned as a vice president for Susan G.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. The melodramatic tale of the breakup and pseudo-makeup between the Susan G Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood -- and the ensuing media firestorm -- simply will not die.
  • (AlterNet)
  • The breast cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, took a lot of heat last week for cutting grants to Planned Parenthood. The group reversed the decision this week, and Karen Handel resigned as vice president.
  • (NPR News)

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