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Petitioning Board of Directors and 2 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Board of Directors
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Nancy G. Brinker
Komen Board
Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

Stop Destroying Komen, Karen Handel Must Go!

Susan G. Komen for a Cure has been a critically important organization in the fight against breast cancer. This week in a short-sighted decision, they almost destroyed their great organization by first cutting and then restoring funding to another life-saving organization, Planned Parenthood.

A driving force behind this purely political move was Karen Handel, who was hired by Komen last year as vice president for public policy after losing a campaign for governor in Georgia in which she stressed her anti-abortion views and frequently denounced Planned Parenthood.

Karen Handel has to go.


Letter to
Board of Directors
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Nancy G. Brinker
Komen Board Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Susan G. Komen for a Cure.

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Karen Handel Must Go!

Susan G. Komen for a Cure has been a critically important organization in the fight against breast cancer. This week in a short-sighted decision, they almost destroyed their great organization by first cutting and then restoring funding to another life-saving organization, Planned Parenthood.

A driving force behind this purely political move was Karen Handel, who was hired by Komen last year as vice president for public policy after losing a campaign for governor in Georgia in which she stressed her anti-abortion views and frequently denounced Planned Parenthood.

As the current Senior Vice President of Public Policy and former Secretary of State for Georgia, she is a staunch anti-choice, republican activist who describes herself as a “pro-life Christian.”

Having run for the position of Governor of Georgia last year on an anti-abortion platform, she was endorsed by Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. During her campaign, she said this: “First, let me be clear, since I am pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood."

http://web.archive.org/web/20100921093610/http:/blog.karenhandel.com/2010/07/karen-handel-on-life-and-planned-parenthood/

Politics has no place in a debate about saving women's lives.

Karen Handel has to go. Demand that the leadership of Susan G. Komen do the right thing: accept her resignation or fire her immediately.


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Sincerely,