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Komen exec quits after Planned Parenthood flap

Says charity’s reversal will hurt in the long run

ATLANTA - A vice president at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure resigned yesterday, saying that the breast cancer charity should have stood by its politically explosive decision to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.

Karen Handel, a Republican who opposed abortion as a candidate for Georgia governor, said she was actively engaged in efforts to cut off the grants and said the charity’s reversal hurt its core mission.

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