How Planned Parenthood bullied the Komen foundation into submission
Karen Handel, former vice president at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, has released a tell-all book titled Planned Bullyhood, which exposes how Planned Parenthood allegedly “bullied” the Komen foundation into rescinding a policy that would have prevented the nation’s largest abortion provider from receiving its grants. …
In her Planned Bullyhood book, Handel says that Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards’s efforts to pressure the Komen foundation into revising its policy was “one of the most contemptible acts of coordinated bullying in modern American political history.”
Handel claims that Richards was supported by many allies, including the Obama administration, 26 U.S. senators, the highest levels of the Democratic National Committee and others. She blames the united power of the “tyrannical left” for pressuring the Komen foundation into restarting its grants to Planned Parenthood, which provides breast health education and screenings but does not offer mammograms, only referrals for them.
Richards, however, has defended her organization, saying that politics should not interfere in making important choices for women. …
Handel argues in her book, however, that the Obama administration had blamed the Republican Party for waging a “war on women,” and used the incident between Komen and Planned Parenthood to create a “smokescreen” around the particularly adverse impact of unemployment on women.
“The Komen-Planned Parenthood debacle provides a lesson for all corporate and nonprofit leaders who are considering giving Planned Parenthood grants. Like the mafia, once you’re in, you are expected to continue paying for life,” the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer offered in a statement.
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