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Thank you Steve it was a decision that sparked made major backlash from pro choice activists and other women's groups to 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 month as a top Coleman executive in joining me now is the author of -- -- -- Karen Handel to -- Karen remember this firestorm of -- story that happened last year you were in that 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 -- this wasn't about politics of the -- anything other than what was in the best interest of women.
And Coleman wanted to realign those dollars be able to do more for women and deliver -- -- immigrant because they parenthood does not do mammograms.
And that the misunderstanding here so it was a 700000.
In a billion dollars of money that Planned Parenthood -- -- But the messaging it was going out there was that women -- not gonna get health care for breast cancer anymore that was really true what absolutely not.
Athlete not a common intended to realign those dollars into more -- pack for programs to be able to do more for women.
Yet Planned Parenthood in the left unleashed a vicious mafia style attack on -- -- for 700000.
Dollars when their budget cut the -- -- budget is one billion dollars.
-- is not about the -- it was about politics and legitimacy and really in this 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 get to one point five million dollars a day of our tax dollars.
And yet they are out aggressively.
Campaigning for liberal politics.
To feel Richard the head of their organization with a headliner at the Democratic Convention they will want to at least it.
Up to ten million dollars in campaign and 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 is 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.
It's sustained by almost 50% of its budget coming from our tax dollars.
And on top of that they think it's OK to bully private organization into doing what they want him to do it a little bit like the mafia once you're in you can never leave.
That she -- leave I did must've been a difficult personal choice or was it.
I wouldn't say it was that difficult wind.
Coming capitulated -- knew that I would not be able to date there it was in my own best interest but it was also in the best interest of common.
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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