Could New Komen VP Be Behind Planned Parenthood Decision? By Maggie Fox
Suspicion has fallen on the group’s newish senior vice president, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel. Handel was appointed to Komen last April, and she was quick to point out her strong Republican credentials. That’s not in itself a surprise—Brinker is a Republican.
Handel had the backing of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a failed 2010 bid to become the first female governor of Georgia, one that was spiced up by debates and negative advertising over Handel’s position on abortion rights.
Handel has complained about the attacks on her position and said she was “staunchly and unequivocally pro-life” in a blog post at the time.
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