When Susan G. Komen for the Cure cut off funds to Planned Parenthood earlier this year, outraged supporters had an unlikely ally: Karl Rove.

The decision to pull support for Planned Parenthood's breast cancer screenings had sparked a national backlash, costing the group donations and sponsors. According to "Planned Bullyhood," a tell-all from former Komen vice president Karen Handel, Rove advised the breast cancer foundation to reverse course (as Komen did, 72 hours after its initial announcement).