Karen Handel

“I believe that each and every unborn child has inherent dignity, that every abortion is a tragedy, and that government has a role, along with the faith community, in encouraging women to choose life in even the most difficult of circumstances…. since I am pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood.”


Karen Handel was Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue before being elected as Georgia’s first female Secretary of State in 2006. She is the former Vice President of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the author of the book Planned Bullyhood: The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Handel resigned from her position as Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy after the organization reversed its decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider and does not provide mammograms.

Handel was elected to serve Georgia's 6th Congressional District in a special election in April 2017, defeating a pro-abortion opponent with the backing of Planned Parenthood.

More Info

Primary Runoff Date: July 24, 2018
Candidate Website: https://karenhandel.com/
Press Release: SBA List Endorses Karen Handel in GA-06 Special Election (March 7, 2017)