The Associated Press is reporting Karen Handel has resigned her position as vice president for public policy with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The resignation came in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

Karen Handel announced her resignation as vice president for public policy in a letter to Komen officials Tuesday.

Handel said in her letter that she had supported cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood.

More as I get it.


“I am deeply disappointed by the gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, its rationale, and my involvement in it,” Handel said in her letter. “I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve.”

Handel had supported a decision that Komen announced last week to exclude Planned Parenthood, which provides a range of women’s health care services including abortions, from future grants for breast-cancer screenings because it was under government investigation. The charity cited a probe launched by a Florida congressman at the urging of anti-abortion groups.

But one thing hasn't changed:

The Susan G. Komen Foundation Thinks You're Stupid

Originally posted to Nest of kestrel9000 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 07:32 AM PST.

Also republished by Kos Georgia and Abortion.

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