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  •  Of course they were (4+ / 0-)

    Some anti-abortion groups had been pressuring them to drop the grants to Planned Parenthood so obviously they weren't donating, but nothing was actually done until Handel was hired.
    This all has to do with the job Handel was hired to do- run a 501(c)4, a PAC that could donate money to political candidates:

    t wasn’t until 2008 that the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3, founded the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Advocacy Alliance, a 501(c)4 non-profit that, under IRS rules, can spend unlimited donor funds on lobbying. It’s that arm of the Komen Foundation that former Secretary of State and failed gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel (R-GA) was hired to run in April 2011, despite being once investigated for issuing voter ID regulations that the Department of Justice determined to be discriminatory against non-white voters. She’d been serving “as a consultant” to the organization since January 2011.

    That's the reason this whole thing is so tone deaf- they offended the very women who had been strongly supporting them in the past.

    If you can separate sex from procreation, you have given women the ability to participate in society on an equal basis with men. -Gloria Feldt

    by skohayes on Fri Feb 03, 2012 at 01:53:30 PM PST

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