Skip to comments.Susan G. Komen for the Cure awards 72 grants to Planned Parenthood in 2000-2005 period
Posted on 10/08/2007 8:31:34 PM PDT by Coleus
Pro-life citizens who are interested in fighting this deadly disease should be aware that one breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has a policy of offering financial support to abortion providing facilities.
Here are the Komen-Planned Parenthood facts (followed by a list of alternative organizations):
Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions in the United States. During its 2005-2006 fiscal year, the nonprofit Planned Parenthood Federation of America performed a record 264,943 abortions according to its annual report.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded 72 grants to Planned Parenthood afflilates during the years 2000 through 2005. These grants are reported on the Susan G. Komen website by entering Planned Parenthood on Komens searchable grant page.
Nancy Brinker, Komen Founder, was listed as an advisory board member in the 2002 annual report of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, the fifth largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation.
Komen claims that grant money to Planned Parenthood is for breast services only, but Planned Parenthood records show that their breast services are declining while their abortion numbers are increasing. Are "breast services" simply window dressing to attract women into abortion clinics?
In September of 2004, Eve Sanchez Silver, a breast cancer survivor and charter member of Komens Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council, resigned from Komen, stating, 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.
Because Komen refused to stop providing grants to Planned Parenthood, Curves, a privately held fitness franchise firm owned by womens health advocate Gary Heavin, ceased supporting Komen events. Here is Komens response by its Public Relations Manager Kristin Kelly:
"The Komen Foundation is confident that none of its community Affiliates have stopped funding Planned Parenthood as a result of the pressure from Curves, Operation Save America or any other organization. In fact, when faced with opposition from Curves or the threat that Curves franchises would no longer support the Foundation unless Planned Parenthood funding was eliminated, the Komen Foundation told Mr. Heavin (founder and CEO of Curves) that we would not, in any way, undermine the integrity of our grant-making process. In addition the Foundation told Mr. Heavin that it would continue to allow Komen Affiliates to provide breast health education and screening grants to Planned Parenthood if the grant application was approved through the process outlined above. As a result, Curves chose to suspend its support of Komen Affiliate events, including sponsorship of the Komen Race for the Cure (r). 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."
Source: Komen website as copied into Powerpoint Presentation by Eve Sanchez, former Komen board member, http://stopabortionbreastcancer.org/talks/denver_silver060930.pdf
In June 2007, Komens funding to Planned Parenthood resulted in a policy of non-support from the St. Louis Archdiocese based on facts outlined in their position statement.
Click here for breast cancer organizations that do not support abortion facilities or destructive human embryo experimentation.
Money laundering, plain and simple.
I wonder how much of Planned Parenthood’s gifts go to HillPAC?
The murder of unborn babies increases the chances of breast cancer.
Too bad we don’t have a competent AG who can look into this.
Well, it’s a chance for the next Buckhead Moment...
That’s what I thought about when I started reading this. Thanks for the link.
I guess it’s time for me to sign up at Curves again.
I’m getting very tired of pink everywhere this month. I went to buy office supplies today and encountered pink flash drives, for heaven’s sake! A couple of years ago we took our 5th grade son out of school for the morning because the PTO organized a “walk for the cure” during school hours, benefiting the Komen Foundation. I wrote to the superintendent to complain about this taking place instead of academic activities, but he never responded. People I speak with are often quite shocked at the Komen/PP connection.
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Um...the problem here is that Hillary supports PP, more than vice versa. The name of the game is human life, not politics.
thanks for the post and the ping.
Komen’s response to Heavin’s concerns is quite arrogant.
Thank you for the ping, iowamark. I never knew. :*(
I will be much more diligent researching backgrounds of charities in the future! You haven’t heard anything bad about Samaritan’s Purse, have you? (The Franklin Graham organization)
No, I have not heard anything bad about Samaritan’s Purse.
That’s why the Komen foundation will never see a dime from me.
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