Komen Foundation's Old Planned Parenthood Flap Haunts Candidate in Costly U.S. House Race

WASHINGTON -- Karen Handel, the Republican vying to win a Georgia congressional seat this week in the most expensive House race in U.S. history, has been haunted throughout the election by her past with Dallas' Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.Five years ago, Handel was at the center of a Komen controversy when the cancer prevention foundation briefly halted its donations to Planned Parenthood for breast exams — a decision that would saddle the high-profile nonprofit with a public relations nightmare.The controversy led to Handel stepping down while boosting her anti-abortion credentials, but cost Komen millions in donations and a lasting tarnish on its brand.  Continue reading...

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