Latina Komen Advisor Resigns

Eve Sánchez Silver

Publication Date: September 24, 2004

(Cinta Latina Research press release)


Women of color have been the target of Eugenics policies for many years. Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood, has its roots in the destruction of people of color. Latina Advisor resigns over Komen's Planned Parenthood funding.

Definition: Eugenics - The study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding. (American Heritage Dictionary, Standard Edition)

[Margaret Sanger built Planned Parenthood, on the ideas and resources of the eugenics movement." (

In one town alone, Barceloneta [Puerto Rico, 20,000 women were sterilized between 1956 and 1976 (Garcia 1985).(Garcia, Ana Maria. La operacion. Produced and directed by Ana Maria Garcia. 40 min. New York: Cinema Guild, 1982. Videocassette.)

"In 2003, Komen Affiliates awarded $38.4 million in grants to support community outreach programs, including 21 grants to their local Planned Parenthood chapters totaling more than $475,000. (Kristin Kelly, Public Relations Manager, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation)

Kristin Kelly is no longer working at SGK.

Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions internationally.

Four days ago Eve Sánchez Silver, a charter member of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's National Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council, (SGK) received an article from a colleague which suggested that SGK is currently funding Planned Parenthood.

She thought it was a lie. It wasn't.

As a two-time breast cancer survivor and charter member of SGK she had quieted her personal convictions to work with a determined freedom, within The National Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council, towards the eradication of breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, and, with the other honorable multi-cultural councils of SGK. She was honored, purposeful and committed to The SGK Foundation.

Upon investigating the allegations that SGK was indeed funding Planned Parenthood through affiliate grants, she resigned from SGK, canceling several speaking engagements around the country and resigning as well from her own beloved council.

"As a Christian and life affirming citizen I can not reconcile The Foundation's decision to affirm life with one hand and support its destruction with the other." Says Silver.

Pro-Choice Colleagues Agreed

"Pro-choice colleagues I spoke with agreed, wondering why Komen was not using its resources to fund more grass-roots initiatives, instead of handing money to a huge, established organization like Planned Parenthood."

"It makes me wonder what other abortion related agendas SGK may be supporting, like the black-out on the 16 statistically significant epidemiological studies linking abortion to breast cancer. Is one hand washing the other?"

Nancy Brinker, Komen Founder

"Nancy Brinker, who founded SGK is a member of the advisory board of Planned Parenthood of North Texas...

"In 2002, Planned Parenthood of North Texas became the largest independent family planning provider in the state and the fifth largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation." (North Texas 2002 annual report)

Final Advisory

"It is my final advisory to The Susan G. Komen Foundation that it withdraw its continued financial support to Planned Parenthood, a multi-million dollar international institution which is systematically focused upon the abortion and destruction of life.

Breast services funds from the Foundation will only serve to white-wash Planned Parenthood's abortion agenda.

Why is The Komen Foundation giving Planned Parenthood its Race for the Cure money?" wonders Silver. "That money is earned by sneakered women struggling to raise money for research and grass-roots groups!" Silver says. She spoke directly to leaders within The Komen organization who, she says, were sympathetic but turned a deaf ear to her pleas.

"Send the Dallas Komen Headquarters your sneakers," says Silver, "And tell them you will not run in The Race For The Cure again until they quit funding Planned Parenthood and ALL abortion related facilities.

"Not One Life Is Negotible"

Silver comments about her people and the nature of her resignation:

"Breast cancer is no respecter of persons, but abortion is:

The multi-cultural nature of our councils makes our people the very focus of that destruction.

I cannot sit idly by."

The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.

Tax-deductible, credit card donations can be made at Donations can be mailed to: the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, P.O. Box 957133, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195. The IRS recognizes the coalition as a 501(c)3 organization.


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