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This Feb. 7, 2012 file photo shows Karen Handel, former vice president for public policy for Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity, speaking during an interview in Atlanta.
updated 8/13/2012 1:42:05 PM ET 2012-08-13T17:42:05

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 Sept. 11.

Story: Komen's Karen Handel quits after funding dispute

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. Komen President Liz Thompson also is leaving.

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