Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Former Susan G. Komen exec has book deal for “Planned Bullyhood”
Karen Handel actively supported Komen's move to end the Planned Parenthood grants.
DALLAS The former Susan G. Komen executive at the heart of the organization's clash with Planned Parenthood has a book deal.
Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Monday that Karen Handel's "Planned Bullyhood" will come out September 11.
Handel is a former senior vice president of public policy at Komen. She resigned in February amid a furious public debate over the breast cancer charity's decision to cut off, then reinstate funding for Planned Parenthood.
Handel is a Republican who opposed abortion as a candidate for Georgia governor. She actively supported Komen's move to end the grants.
Last week, Komen's founding CEO, Nancy Brinker, announced she was stepping down. A Komen spokeswoman says the decision is unrelated to last winter's controversy. Komen President Liz Thompson also is leaving.