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June 10, 2010

Don't Let your Money Race off to Planned Parenthood!

Don't Let your Money Race off to Planned Parenthood!

     Susan G. Komen Race for the Logo
 
Nancy Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.  That promise launched the largest global breast cancer fundraising organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. But the question can be asked, Is Komen doing everything they can to end breast cancer?  We think not, and again discourage you from supporting or participating in Quad Cities Race for the Cure.
 
The Komen website attempts to explain away the fact that a preponderance of studies shows there is a link between prior abortion and the later development of breast cancer.  For example, their website contains the following paragraph:
 
"Although there has been some debate in the past about the link between abortion and breast
cancer risk, research now strongly supports no link between the two [366]. This conclusion was further confirmed in a 2003 National Cancer Institute report [367]."
 
However, an April, 2009, paper headed by Jessica Dolle at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center included an admission from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that a study headed by Louise Brinton of the NCI showed that abortion raises women's breast cancer risk by 40%.  Despite the fact Ms. Brinton had also found reported increased risk of breast cancer after abortion in a 1996 study she had worked on, she falsely assured women there was no link.  Thus, no cancer fundraising businesses, including Komen, have made any attempts to end, or at least decrease, breast cancer by warning women of the abortion-breast cancer link.  They even go out of their way to deny it!
 
Grants to Planned Parenthood
 
Komen Quad Cities gives grants to Planned Parenthood.  However, you won't find Planned Parenthood listed because starting in 2005, in an attempt to obscure the true grantee, grants for Planned Parenthood of Southeast Iowa began to be funneled through the Louisa County Health Department.  Also, part of the 25% that Komen Quad Cities forwards on to the national organization can be used to fund Planned Parenthood in other areas of the country by way of national grants.
 
Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortion in the U.S.  They do not tell women that the "service" they provide will put them at greater risk of breast cancer.  Komen partners with a business that increases the very disease they are fighting!  They state that Race money is not used for abortions, only mammograms, but these mammograms could be performed by any number of non-controversial providers if Komen chose to use them.
 
Grants to Researchers Involved in Embryonic Stem Cell Research

 
Komen gives grants to organizations whose research position statements show support of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR).      

For further information:

Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
 
Source: QC Right To Life
Publish Date: June 9, 2010
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