Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood (Oct. 11, 2010)
Today I read a story in LifeNews.com about Susan G Komen for the Cure referring women to Planned Parenthood for mammograms which they don’t do. Live Action did an undercover investigation where they called Planned Parenthood and ask for an appointment to have a mammogram done and, well, see for yourself.
The article rightly points out that “Last year, Komen spokesman John Hammarley confirmed 20 of Komen’s 122 affiliates have made donations to Planned Parenthood and, in 2009, those contributions totaled $731,303. He also confirmed Komen affiliates contributed about $3.3 million to the abortion business from 2004-2009.” Their excuse is that only some of the affiliates give to Planned Parenthood.
Now, by Susan G. Komen for the Cure referring women to Planned Parenthood, they are further solidifying their relationship with Planned Parenthood who, by performing abortions, increases the risk of those women developing breast cancer, a risk of upwards of 40% by some studies.
I know what you’re thinking. So what? Lots of companies give money to Planned Parenthood. That may be but Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s mission as stated on their website says, “As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.” This is all good and well if they weren’t giving money to the largest abortion provider in America especially since abortion has been linked with an increased risk of breast cancer.
Check out these stories to find out about the link between breast cancer and abortion: The ABC Link, Top scientist finally admits abortion-breast cancer link, National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion-Breast Cancer Link True, and my favorite, National Cancer Institute Must Tell Women Abortion, Breast Cancer Linked, in which Dr. Gerald Nadal explains why abortions increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. These are but a few of the many articles on the link between abortion and breast cancer, a link that Susan G. Komen for the Cure refuses to acknowledge.
By their refusal to acknowledge this connection, Susan G. Komen for the Cure solicits donations from individuals and businesses to help them find a cure and then they take a portion of those donations and give it to an organization whose mission is to increase the number of abortions they perform thereby increasing the number of women that will eventually get breast cancer. If that was my money being used in that way, I would stop donating to them and encourage everyone, my family, friends, colleagues, twitter followers, strangers, everyone, to stop giving to Susan G. Komen for the Cure until they stopped funding Planned Parenthood.