Former Susan G. Komen executive has book deal

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 3:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 Sept. 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.

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