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He -- it was a decision that -- -- major backlash from pro choice activists and other women's groups and Susan G.
Cut grants to Planned Parenthood but then quickly reversed that move.
Our next guest had a front row seat to the funding controversy during her ten months as a top komen executive and joining me now is the author of plans.
Karen Handel who -- Karen remember this firestorm of a story that happened last year you were in the top position there.
And Susan G.
Komen decided not to fund Planned Parenthood anymore and then reversed why.
Well first of all common had been under.
Pressure about the preparedness grants for at least a decade long before I came on board.
And so this wasn't about politics -- -- -- anything other than what was in the best interest of women and -- wanted to realign those dollars be able to do more for women.
And deliver warm immigrants because -- parenthood does not.
And that's the misunderstanding here so was a 700000.
In a billion dollars of money that Planned Parenthood receives with the messaging it was going out there was that women we're not gonna get health care for breast cancer anymore that was really true what.
Absolutely not actually not a common intended to realign those dollars into more -- packed -- programs to be able to do more for women.
Yet Planned Parenthood in the left unleashed a vicious mafia style attack on -- All for 700000.
Dollars win there budget cut the Clinton's budget is one billion dollars.
This is not about the -- it was about politics and legitimacy and really in his book you talk about it.
Your beliefs of Planned Parenthood being a partisan organization in what way.
Well if you take a look at their budget what you'll find is this is an organization.
That gets one point five million dollars a day -- our tax dollars and yet they are out aggressively.
Campaigning for liberal politics Cecile Richards ahead of their organization with a headliner at the Democratic Convention they will launch at least it.
Up to ten million dollars in campaign ads for Barack Obama she even got a special phone call from President Obama on Sunday.
Thanking her for all of their help.
You believe that in this election year.
Your book and your message.
He's very important for the -- to know about why.
I do you know we are still suffering from poor economic times there we have record deficits and yet this is an organization that is sustained Planned Parenthood.
Is sustained by almost 50% of its budget coming from our tax dollars.
And on top of that they think it's okay.
To believe private organizations into doing what they want him to do is a little bit like the mafia once you're in you can never leave.
That she did leave I did it must have been a difficult personal choice or was it.
Come I wouldn't say it was that difficult win.
Coming capitulated I knew that I would not be able to stay there it was in my own best interest but it was also.
In the best interest of -- and for the fight against breast cancer so that comment could move forward.
You are Karen -- the author of the brand new book planned to bully hood the former VP of Susan G komen for the care thanks for your time thank you very much.
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