(Huffington Post) Karen Handel, the former executive at Susan G. Komen for the Cure who instigated the breast cancer charity’s plan to pull grants from Planned Parenthood, delivered a lecture to the conservative Family Research Council on Thursday that sounded more like a battle cry.
“Planned Parenthood counted on conservative elected officials to be quiet, and they were silent,” she said. “But they didn’t count on me. Cecile Richards has absolutely no idea who she’s picked a fight with, folks.”
Handel, who is rumored to be considering a run for U.S. Senate in Georgia, has not dropped her fight against Planned Parenthood since a strong public backlash from Planned Parenthood supporters forced her to resign from Komen in February. She wrote a book about the incident, Planned Bullyhood, in which she calls Planned Parenthood “a bunch of schoolyard thugs,” and on Thursday, she set out to further smear the abortion provider.