Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. Planned Parenthood claimed that it fell under the general category of women's health services, and fought the defunding -- effectively, because as Handel points out on p. Planned Parenthood was women, according to those on the left. Handel lost the runoff election to Deal by 50. I gave it four stars because of the content.
Because Handel was an outspoken anti-abortion candidate for governor of Georgia in 2010, she says, the media assumed the decision was based on her personal abortion stance. Handel even picks the scab of her confrontation with Georgia Right to Life, the influential conservative group that opposed her run for governor because she refused to change her position on abortion. Why did Handel take the fall? Why did Planned Parenthood attack? I do not support a livable wage. Handel denied membership with Log Cabin Republicans. From the outset of the interview, it was clear: the media, the Obama administration, its Democratic allies in Congress, and Planned Parenthood were working together in a coordinated attack on Komen. She has expressed support for 's legislation to Obamacare.
When I joined Komen, the last thing I wanted was controversy. And she is one of the most amazing people I know. Liberals called her a right-wing Trojan horse. It had become a major distraction, sucking up manpower and putting a damper on fund-raising. I never anticipated many of the events in my life—including writing this book. She has served as Georgia's first elected Republican Secretary of State, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue. I was hired in April 2011.
Lo, Donny Osmond playing in her ears. It was also a fact that Komen already had a precedent of halting a grant to an organization under investigation—and under far less egregious circumstances… had Komen been enforcing its existing criteria, Planned Parenthood would have already been deemed ineligible and the existing grants revoked. Paul Ryan 2012 by Vice Pres. Not because I was some kind of party girl. Handel defended her program, asserting that it was appropriate and necessary. Glad I picked it up at the sale bin of a used book store.
Her chances of survival were slim. She declined to request a recount and conceded to Deal the next day. I considered my family religious. A New Jersey native, she lives near Piedmont Park in Atlanta. When she publicly went on the attack, everything was already in place.
Get Involved Abortion persists because of ignorance, apathy and confusion. The Left is trying to make it out that the bullies against Komen are on the other side, but there's a major difference in tactics. Komen was slammed in the media -- but what people didn't see is that, despite the media and congressional outcry, their donations had skyrocketed. That first part may or may not have been a joke; Handel also comes off more funny in person, as when she unexpectedly posited that the real reason her husband, Steve, had phoned for a date during her Quayle days was to see if she actually worked at the White House. Karen Handel: Pro-life beliefs deepened by failure to conceive.
In order for it to end in victory for the First Amendment, for freedom of association, for the freedom to choose whom and what to fund we ----you and I ----must find the courage to stand up to groups like Planned Parenthood. Yes, I am pro-life, but that had nothing to do with my work at Komen. Handel's account sheds tremendous light on what was actually going on behind closed doors and helps explain how she ended up taking the fall for policy changes that were in the works long before she was on the payroll. In 2017, Handel became the first Republican woman from Georgia elected to after narrowly defeating Democratic candidate in a to fill 's vacancy in ; this special election remains the most expensive congressional race in American history. People signing up to participate in their races was down, sponsorships were down, and it was because of their partnership with Planned Parenthood. Liberals called her a right-wing Trojan horse.
When her employer bowed before the onslaught and agreed to restore the funding, Handel resigned in protest. Catholic schools were dropping out of local races, and a number of corporate sponsors had pulled the plug. Nancy promised that she would and has dedicated her life to keeping that promise to her sister. The question is this: Are we ready to fight back against these bullies? Rather, as the one with real backbone. In 2011, the criticism intensified as Planned Parenthood became mired in scandal. It was not; it was an economic one—made in the best interest of Komen and, more important, the women that Komen serves. It seems we all have a stake in this fight.
Handel and Trump held a fundraiser in April 2017. I became the eye of that storm. She resigned almost immediately after Komen acquiesced to Planned Parenthood's strong-armed demands. Why did Planned Parenthood break its word, go to the press, and ambush Komen? But nothing could compete with the story of how far Handel had come already. Planned Parenthood has denied leaking the story.