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Sen. Joseph Lieberman participates in the Race for the Cure
event in Jerusalem in 2010 with his wife Hadassah, left, and Komen
founder Nancy Brinker.

Komen official resigns following Planned Parenthood furor

JTA February 7, 2012

NEW YORK -- A senior official at Susan G. Komen For the Cure resigned after the organization was embroiled in controversy over its atempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Karen Handel, the breast cancer group's vice president for public policy, resigned...

Sen. Joseph Lieberman participates in the Race for the Cure
event in Jerusalem in 2010 with his wife Hadassah, left, and Komen
founder Nancy Brinker.

Komen reverses course on Planned Parenthood, but supporters still upset

By Ben Harris, JTA February 3, 2012

NEW YORK -- It took just hours for the protests against Susan G. Komen for the Cure to begin, and they quickly took on the fury and form of a full-blown movement. Online petitions were started. Calls poured forth to withhold donations from Komen for...

Sen. Joseph Lieberman participates in the Race for the Cure
event in Jerusalem in 2010 with his wife Hadassah, left, and Komen
founder Nancy Brinker.

Komen backs down on Planned Parenthood

JTA February 3, 2012

NEW YORK -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure has backed down from its decision not to fund Planned Parenthood. In a statement posted Friday morning on its website, Komen's founder and chief executive officer Nancy Brinkner said the organization was revising...

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