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Susan Handel: Komen VP Resigns in Wake of Planned Parenthood Controversy

Susan Handel: Komen VP Resigns in Wake of Planned Parenthood Controversy

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Komen: Karen Handel, a vice president at the embattled Susan G. Komen Foundation who had a hand in its now-reversed decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, has resigned, Ray Henry reports for the Associated Press. Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, had been singled out for her conservative and pro-life views.

Mini-Med: Consumer Reports is blasting so-called "mini-med" insurance plans as "junk" health insurance that promises more coverage than it delivers and isn't a good deal for most consumers.  

Contraception: The Obama administration signaled to Catholic hospitals and universities that it may be willing to ease new health reform requirements that require employee and student health insurance to offer birth control, Susan Heavey reports for Reuters. The administration considers contraception to be an important part of preventive health services for women, while some faith-based organizations do not offer contraception for religious reasons.

Morning-After Pill: Speaking of birth control, an unusual vending machine at the Shippensburg University's health clinic offers the Plan B emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests, the Associated Press reports .

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