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Karl Rove Told Komen to Re-Fund Planned Parenthood

CEO Nancy Brinker said 'Karl' urged her to 'backtrack': ex-VP

(Newser) - Planned Parenthood, it seems, had an unlikely champion in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure controversy : Karl Rove. In a new book, former Komen VP Karen Handel , who stepped down amid the uproar, remembers a comment from CEO Nancy Brinker. "I’ve talked to a lot of people,... More »

Another High-Profile Exit for Komen

President Liz Thompson is stepping down, Nancy Brinker gets new role

(Newser) - There's major new shakeup at the very top of the nation's largest breast cancer charity in the wake of its short-lived decision to cut its ties with Planned Parenthood . Susan G. Komen for the Cure president Liz Thompson is stepping down, and founder and current CEO Nancy Brinker... More »

Time to Forgive Susan G. Komen for the Cure

It screwed up on Planned Parenthood, but deserves second shot: Blogger

(Newser) - The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is by all accounts still reeling from the backlash over its bid to cut Planned Parenthood funding. And while the breast cancer charity deserved all the scorn it got, writes Amy Tennery at the JaneDough blog , it might just be time for... More »

Execs Quit Struggling Komen

Planned Parenthood incident hurting breast cancer foundation's fundraising

(Newser) - Two high-level executives at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation have stepped down for "personal" reasons, as the company struggles to recover from its bout with Planned Parenthood. Dara Richardson-Heron, CEO of the group's New York City affiliate, announced her resignation yesterday, joining executive VP and... More »

Komen's Brinker: I Made Mistakes

Breast cancer charity's founder vows to rebuild public trust after Planned Parenthood debacle

(Newser) - The embattled Komen breast cancer charity has restored Planned Parenthood's funding , seen the exit of a top executive , and now CEO Nancy Brinker is publicly eating a little crow: Responding to an open letter from longtime friend Sally Quinn, Brinker apologizes in the Washington Post, admitting, "I made... More »

Pro-Life Komen VP Pushed Defunding

Karen Handel painted move as non-political: insider

(Newser) - Susan G. Komen Foundation leaders have given several reasons for the charity's now-reversed cuts to Planned Parenthood funding —but here's one they didn't mention. Komen's VP for public policy, abortion-rights opponent Karen Handel, fueled the decision, an insider with the group tells the Huffington Post... More »

Komen Website Gets Hacked

Meanwhile, founder Nancy Brinker tries to 'set the record straight'

(Newser) - It looks like the Susan G. Komen Foundation isn't quite done taking flak for its decision to cut its funding of Planned Parenthood . was hacked in the wee hours of the morning, reports the Atlantic Wire . A section of the homepage that read, "Help us get... More »

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