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Karen Handel Drove Decision To Defund Planned Parenthood

• The Huffington Post
A Komen insider told HuffPost that Karen Handel, Komen's staunchly anti-abortion vice president for public policy, was the main force behind the decision to defund Planned Parenthood and the attempt to make the decision look nonpolitical.

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Comment by GoneWith TheWind
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 What I want to know is did Planned parenthood release the hostages after they successfully extorted Komen?

Comment by Robert Bilyeu
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I truly feel that if most of these charities and foundations were completely honest about who and what their donations went to support their contributions would tend to dwindle.

Comment by Powell Gammill
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It is the Wall Street Urinal, but:

".... The reality is that Planned Parenthood—with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion—does little in the way of screening for breast cancer. But the organization is very much in the business of selling abortions—more than 300,000 in 2010, according to Planned Parenthood. At an average cost of $500, according to various sources including Planned Parenthood's website, that translates to about $164 million of revenue per year.

So how did Planned Parenthood and its loyal allies in politics and the media react to Komen's efforts to be neutral in the controversy over abortion?

Faced with even the tiniest depletion in the massive river of funds Planned Parenthood receives yearly, the behemoth mobilized its enormous cultural, media, financial and political apparatus to attack the Komen Foundation in the press, on TV and through social media.

The organization's allies demonized the charity, attempting to depict the nation's most prominent anti-breast cancer organization as a bedfellow of religious extremists. A Facebook page was set up to "Defund the Komen Foundation." In short, Planned Parenthood took breast-cancer victims as hostages....."

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Komen lobbyist Karen Handel resigns

I'm not sure I give a s**t about what goes on between one private entity funding or not funding another private entity---other than the taxpayer booty either might receive.