Karen Handel, a woman who doesn't want other women to have the right to choose, has resigned from her position as Vice President for Public Policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. During her failed campaign to become Georgia's governor in 2010, she repeatedly stated her pro-life views and condemned Planned Parenthood for offering women abortions.
Handel claims that the policy leading to the breast cancer charity cutting funding to Planned Parenthood was in the works before her arrival, but a source — speaking in anonymity in fear of repercussions — says otherwise.
Komen for the Cure maintains there were no politics or agendas involved in their controversial policy change, but the source close to operations in the organization says it was adopted to deliberately target Planned Parenthood and Handel was a driving for behind it!
Either way, the VP of Public Policy was NOT happy that Komen reversed its public policy and decided to continue funding an organization she morally opposes, writing in her resignation letter:
"I am deeply disappointed by the gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, its rationale, and my involvement in it. 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."
She goes on to emphasize that the plan to
cut ties with abortionists update the granting model was in place before her hiring and ideology was of no influence, continuing:
"However, the decision to update our granting model was made before I joined Komen, and the controversy related to Planned Parenthood has long been a concern to the organization. Neither the decision nor the changes themselves were based on anyone’s political beliefs or ideology. Rather, both were based on Komen’s mission and how to better serve women."
Last we checked, taking away money from an organization that provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to women in need is NOT better serving them.
This chick needs a serious reality check! Do they offer those at Planned Parenthood? Ha!
We're glad Handel is gone and we hope whatever poison she brought to a noble charity like Komen leaves with her.