Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation

9:16am

Tue February 7, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Controversial Komen Policy Official Resigns

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel talks with supporters at an election-night party in Atlanta in August. Handel, who lost a runoff for the GOP nomination, then became a top official at Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
John Bazemore AP

A high-ranking official at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has resigned amid fallout from the charity's move, since reversed, to halt funding for breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood.

Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, resigned her job, effective immediately, as senior vice president for public policy. The Associated Press first reported the move. The Komen foundation confirmed the report in an email to Shots.

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9:09am

Tue February 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Komen Official At Center Of Planned Parenthood Controversy Resigns

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 9:31 am

The Susan G. Komen Foundation just confirmed to NPR.org's Scott Hensley that Karen Handel has resigned from her post as the organization's senior vice president of public policy.

Scott will be posting about the news over at Shots.

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1:23pm

Fri February 3, 2012
Health

Can Komen Recover From Controversy?

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 9:18 am

Nancy G. Brinker, CEO and founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure

9:35am

Fri February 3, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

In Reversal, Komen To Continue Funding Planned Parenthood

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 3:37 pm

Nancy G. Brinker, CEO and founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure

After days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has said it will continue funding for Planned Parenthood.

Earlier this week, the foundation moved to discontinue funding of breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood. The Associated Press reported the change came because of a new Komen policy forbidding grants to organizations under official investigation.

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9:35am

Fri February 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Komen Foundation Now Says It Will Continue Grants To Planned Parenthood

Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 12:14 pm

The Susan G. Komen Foundation just announced it will be providing grants to Planned Parenthood for that organization to use in basic screening and educating women about breast cancer.

"We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities."

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