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Former Susan G. Komen Executive Has Book Deal

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 NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/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 September 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.

As Brinker leaves the CEO position, Komen president Liz Thompson announced that she would be leaving the organization next month to “pursue other opportunities.” Other top-level management changes include the resignations of two Komen board members.

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