How bad was the public relations and political fallout from Susan G. Komen for the Cure'sPink Handguns, Inc.'s disastrous decision to pull Planned Parenthood funding, and subsequent reversal? Senior vice president (and former GOP gubernatorial candidate) Karen Handel, the woman who reportedly orchestrated the Planned Parenthood defunding, has resigned.
I am deeply disappointed by the gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, its rationale, and my involvement in it. I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve.
Handel has declined a severance package, which might have come with a gag order. She's scheduled to meet with reporters later today.