Top Komen Official Resigned Over Its Planned Parenthood Defunding
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg has found that the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to defund Planned Parenthood was not taken quietly nor approved by its top public health official who resigned over the matter.
Update: 3:43 p.m. The head of Los Angeles County's Susan G. Komen Chapter has resigned, according to CBS.
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg has found that the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to defund Planned Parenthood was not taken quietly nor approved by its top public health official who resigned over the matter. In a post this morning, Goldberg notes the very public uproar, but it's his discovery on internal fallout over the decision and the resignation of one Mollie Williams, Komen's top public health official and the woman who was responsible for distributing Komen's grants, that makes the piece stand out. This should give critics of the defunding of Planned Parenthood some solace that the decision did not go down without a fight:
The decision, made in December, caused an uproar inside Komen. Three sources told me that the organization's top public health official, Mollie Williams, resigned in protest immediately following the Komen board's decision to cut off Planned Parenthood. Williams, who served as the managing director of community health programs, was responsible for directing the distribution of $93 million in annual grants. Williams declined to comment when I reached her yesterday on whether she had resigned her position in protest, and she declined to speak about any other aspects of the controversy.
For Goldberg's full piece head on over to The Atlantic.