Skip to comments.Breast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about Abortion Link, Komen Foundation gives to Planned Parenthood
Posted on 11/13/2004 2:14:00 PM PST by Coleus
Breast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about ABC Link
Breast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about ABC Link 10/25/2004
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and anti-cancer organizations are absorbed in sponsoring cancer walks, which involve hundreds . . .
"While he was saying this a woman from the crowd called out, Blest is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!'" (Luke 1:27)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and anti-cancer organizations are absorbed in sponsoring cancer walks, which involve hundreds of thousands of participants in numerous cities walking to find a breast cancer cure. Corporations are eager to cash in on the public relations value these walks afford. The walks themselves raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the sponsoring organizations.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation holds at least 100 national races per year, which include more than one million participants. Two years ago, this foundation raised $83 million from its Race for a Cure efforts. However, according to Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, women are beginning to ask anticancer organizations like the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, "Why aren't women being told about the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link? They're troubled that women are being denied life-saving information by anti-cancer groups, even though there is more evidence available to support abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer than for any acknowledged risk factor."
Furthermore, Mrs. Malec asserts, "Today's abortion customer is more likely to be tomorrow's cancer walker. If women's lives mattered, then cancer walk businesses would have focused on disease prevention and denounced abortion and Planned Parenthood two or three decades ago."
How does the ABC link work? Abortion interrupts the natural process of breast development, leaving the breast with more cells that can become cancerous. The extra estrogen of pregnancy causes cells to proliferate. Third trimester hormones of a full-term pregnancy turn cells into milk-producing cells and turn off their growth (and cancer-forming) potential. An abortion performed during the first trimester of a first pregnancy will cause an abrupt interruption of cell distinction, which may result in a subsequent increase in the risk of cancerous growth in these breast tissue cells.
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute says breast cancer rates have risen suddenlymore than 40 percent since abortion was legalized in 1973. This rise has occurred exclusively among the women of the Roe v. Wade generation, not among older women. In 1973, the lifetime risk for the average American woman developing breast cancer was one in 12. Now it is one in eight. Still, however, Breast Cancer Foundation Web sites claim that there is no relationship between abortion and breast cancer. Scientists are very reluctant to recognize the ABC link if the organizations that give them grants are administered by pro-abortionists.
On the other side, the National Physicians Center for Family Resources, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Catholic Medical Association all claim a great deal of biological and epidemiological evidence of a causal relationship between abortion and breast cancer. A breast cancer surgeon with the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S., says that the six criteria used by scientists to determine a causal relationship have been fulfilled.
Women have a right to know. Inquiring women have been aroused to this scientific information blackout. Motivated to save women's lives, countless women are now working hard to bring an awareness of the ABC link to other women. Concerned cancer walks attendees are now carrying signs and passing out leaflets asking the question, "Why aren't women being told about the ABC link?"
According to LifeNews.com, two women who had been affected by breast cancer took information about the link between abortion and the deadly disease to participants in the Chicago-area "Race for the Cure," sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The two women wanted race participants to know that research as far back as 1957 shows the link between induced abortion and breast cancer. They held a colorful banner that proclaimed, "Abortion is a cause of breast cancer. Why aren't women being told?" There were some who objected to the women's banner, but they told those who objected that women have a right to know that there is an increased risk of contracting breast cancer associated with an abortion. Carrying a pregnancy to term reduces the long-term risk, especially for teenagers.
Before I began to write this article, I confess I was not informed of the Susan G. Komen Foundation's association with Planned Parenthood. Checking Web sites, I was confronted with data showing Komen made donations to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country.
Recently, a medical research analyst for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation resigned. Eve Sanchez Silver, when confronted with data showing Komen made donations to Planned Parenthood, said, "The Foundation has done so much for so many women through its programs and research grants, but this revelation about Planned Parenthood and Komen indicates a well thought-out funding strategy." In 2003, Komen awarded 21 grants to Planned Parenthood chapters, totaling more than $475,000. Although the grants given by Komen to Planned Parenthood are allegedly intended for breast cancer screening, there is no assurance that the funds will be used exclusively for this purpose. Moreover, there are many worthy medical facilities that do not perform abortions and can provide breast cancer screening for women and who could use the money. Medical centers that do not perform abortions are not fueling the breast cancer rates.
Eve Sanchez Silver says that women deserve to know the recent research showing a link exists and that women who have induced abortions are at greater risk for contracting breast cancer than women who carry the pregnancy to term (LifeNews.com, 9-29-04). Silver hopes her resignation will prompt Komen to reexamine its funding and research policies.
Karen Malec applauded Eve Sanchez Silver's courage. Malec's Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer has frequently highlighted Komen's refusal to acknowledge the abortion-breast cancer link and their funding of Planned Parenthood.
In May, Joan Archer, a breast cancer patient, returned a wig she had received from the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Davenport, Iowa. Ms. Archer cited Komen's denial of the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link and Komen's financial support of Planned Parenthood as reasons for returning the wig.
When it is understood that the Komen Foundation ignores the ABC evidence and denies a link between abortion and breast cancer and continues to fund Planned Parenthood, the slogan, "Race for the Cure" is meaningless. Until the ABC link is recognized, the promise of a cure will remain illusionary.
If you would like to help dispense information about the abortion/breast cancer link or wish to offer financial assistance, please contact:
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
P.O. Box 957133
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-3051
or on line at www.abortionbreastcancer.com
"Cancer Groups, Planned Parenthood Team Up Against Abortion-Breast Cancer Link"
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer Press Releases
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation ~ Indianapolis ...
SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION: PUTTING IDEOLOGY AHEAD OF WOMENS LIVES
PRESS RELEASE: Latina Komen Advisor Resigns
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Planned Parenthood affiliates in New Mexico
Foundation Grants $2.26 Million to Area Not-for-Profits to Fight Breast Cancer, The Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer gives to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
NYACK HOSPITAL RECEIVES GRANT FROM SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
The Rockland County Breast Partnership represents a collaboration of Nyack Hospitals Womens Wellness and Diagnostic Center, The American Cancer Society, The Rockland County Department of Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, Planned Parenthood, and multi-specialty medical providers. The priority population for breast cancer screening includes women age 40 and older who are living at or below 250 percent of the Federal poverty level, women who have no health insurance or whose insurance does not adequately cover screening or diagnostic services, and ethnic and racial minority groups who are medically under-served because they live in isolated rural communities.
The Lubbock Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Donates to the area Planned Parenthood
Georgia Right to Life Changes Policy on Candidate Endorsements
Life Decisions International Scores Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation In a statement released on July 22, Douglas R. Scott, president of Life Decisions International (LDI) issued the following statement:
Planned Parenthood is the worlds leading pro-abortion empire. Giving money to Planned Parenthood legitimizes the abortion-committing group. It is impossible to separate Planned Parenthoods less controversial practices from its killing business.
In its 2000-2002 STEP Reports of Grants (released in November 2001), it is noted that the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation supported several Planned Parenthood affiliates located in Glenwood Springs, CO; Washington, IA; Boise, ID; Waco, TX; New Haven, CT; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Grand Rapids, MI; El Paso, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Bellingham, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; West Palm Beach, FL; and Casper, WY.
Mr. Scott urged the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to give funds for research, education, treatment and screening to groups that do not have deadly baggage.
Life Decisions International: Breast Cancer Foundation Urged To Stop Association With Planned Parenthood
Supreme Court Won't Hear Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Lawsuit Women Filed
STOPP Planned Parenthood
Catholic Medical Association
American Life League presents STOPP International Mentions Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood
Komen Foundation in the News, where you can see they still lie about the ABC link and continue to Donate to Planned Parenthood
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
Corporate Sponsors of the Komen Foundation, write them and let them know that you do not support foundations who donate money to pro-abortion, pro-breast cancer providers.
National Race Sponsors of the Komen Foundation, Corporate Partner
Million Dollar of the Komen Foundation
Events of the Komen Foundation
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
FIRST U.S. ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LAWSUIT SETTLED
Missing the link? Despite abortionists' silence, some states require disclosure of ABC link
Politics prevents women from learning about abortion/breast cancer risks
How Politics Trumped Science and Informed Consent (Abortion-Breast Cancer Link)
Carcinogens and the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link (Hint: Abortion Does Cause Breast Cancer)
Abortion Causes Breast Cancer (ABC Link) - Recent NCI Workshop a Sham!!!
Breast cancer and abortion: the facts
Freeper Gets Bill From Planned Parenthood for $77,000!!!
REVEALING OF ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LINK IS AIM OF SUIT AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD [Not News to FReepers:] First Case Linking Abortion-Breast Cancer Settled
WOMEN who have had an ABORTION TWICE as likely to BREAST CANCER
First ever Abortion-Breast Cancer Settlement [ABORTION causes BREAST CANCER]
British Scientists: Abortion Doubles Breast Cancer Risk
Abortion/breast cancer link can't be denied ^
Thanks for posting the links.
I researched this before I did the race for the cure this year in KCMO. I ended up doing the walk because of two dear friends who are both strong prolife cancer survivors. All money is fungible.
Thanks for this information... I have previously given to this organization (Komen Foundation), and this changes my mind.
bookmarking, info on connection between abortions and breast cancer.
The GD non-profit world is full of fraud, these groups are basically fronts for all liberal bs programs...cut off all non-profit categories and let them reapply for the status....make it transparent!
Dump NPR first!
Same old ABC crap.
Any link between abortion and breast cancer is unclear at best. Prolife people do the cause a disservice by continuing this fright tactic.
PING... go read!
PING... go read!
Another reason breast cancer is more prevalent among the Baby Boom generation is the use of artificial hormones for most of many women's lives. Women went on The Pill in their teen years, and from there moved to Hormone Replacement Therapy in menopause. Some also took fertility drugs to become pregnant after being on The Pill for many, many years. Some "experts" have been urging women to take testoserone supplements to boost their libido as well. No other generation has been on so many artificial hormones for so many years as this one.
Important stuff. Thanks Coleus!
Did you walk the 60 miles or did you do some other kind of race?
I did a three mile walk but one of my friends did the 60 miles in San Diego.
I did the 60 in San Diego three years ago...the first one. Amazing.
""Komen awarded 21 grants to Planned Parenthood chapters, totaling more than $475,000."
There is an undisputed link between abortion and a dead baby and a (self) bereaved woman.
Advocates for womens health charge that abortion politics, not science, is behind a conference this week at the National Cancer Institute that will consider whether women who terminate a pregnancy also face higher risks of breast cancer. Critics say the conference is the latest case of the Bush administrations skewing the nations medical research agenda to please its conservative allies.Praying for a connection between abortion and breast cancer is just sick.
Some scientists theorize that breast cells, which multiply during pregnancy, might become vulnerable to cancer if the hormones associated with late pregnancy do not arrive claims that have been used by anti-abortion groups in seeking legislation to warn women seeking abortions of these "risks." Many experts say that fear was assuaged by a major Danish study, considered highly reliable because of the number of women covered 1.5 million and its basis on medical records rather than womens personal recollection, that found no links between abortion and breast cancer.
Partly because of the study, the American Cancer Society says it sees no link between abortion and breast cancer, warning that "the public is not well-served by false alarms."
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