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Muck tracker - Komen VP resigns after Planned Parenthood controversy

By Muckety

February 7, 2012 at 12:15pm

Karen Handel, a focus of criticism for her outspoken opposition to Planned Parenthood, has stepped down as vice president of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

In her resignation letter, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Handel acknowledged her role in the decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood, but said the actions were not based on politics or ideology.

Handel was hired by Komen after running unsuccessfully in 2010 as a pro-life candidate for governor of Georgia.

Komen has since restored Planned Parenthood’s eligibility for funding and apologized to its supporters.

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