Given the Republican, pro-life views of several higher-ups at the Komen Foundation, it seems the decision may have been a long-time coming. Many are pointing at Karen Handel, former Georgia Secretary of State and Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate for governor in 2010, who joined Komen in April 2011 as Senior VP for Public Policy. During her campaign for governor, Handel not only campaigned as an anti-abortion candidate but promised to eliminate state funding to Planned Parenthood.
Rep. Stearns, whose investigation is the immediate reason for the Komen Foundation’s decision, told the Dallas Morning News Wednesday: “This investigation of Planned Parenthood’s finances and use of taxpayer dollars is ongoing, and we are continuing to work with Planned Parenthood in getting the requested record and documents. I was not contacted by anyone at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and this decision was solely up to them.”
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