Bad, bad news at Komen for the Cure. Two top execs have resigned, and the person who needs to resign — big boss Nancy Brinker — will not:
Komen has been struggling to repair its reputation since the public backlash over its decision, at the beginning of February, to pull cancer screening grants from Planned Parenthood because some of its clinics perform abortions. Komen ultimately decided to restore Planned Parenthood’s eligibility for grants, but the public had already soured on the charity for focusing on abortion politics rather than detecting and treating breast cancer.
A Komen insider told HuffPost that “employee morale is in the toilet” since Komen leadership made the controversial decision to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s most prominent women’s health and family planning organizations. The move was led by anti-abortion executive Karen Handel, then Komen’s senior vice president for public policy, who has since resigned.
“Brinker in complete meltdown,” the source wrote to HuffPost. “People want her to resign but she won’t.”
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