Skip to comments.My Mother Died From Breast Cancer, But I Won’t Support Komen
Posted on 10/25/2011 4:15:56 PM PDT by wagglebee
In May 1990, my mother lost her 7 year battle with breast cancer at the age of 57. It was an unspeakable loss for me.
My father and I cared for her together at home until the end. For many years following, I generously supported Susan G. Komen and Race for the Cure. Each year, my family would walk in memory of my mother and to honor others who still struggled.
A few years later, my eyes were opened to the irony of the Komen/Planned Parenthood Connection and I withdrew my support.
First, I understood that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the world. Second, I realized that abortion had been linked to breast cancer for years and the research continued to become more clear. And third, I learned that Susan G. Komen contributed over $3 million dollars to Planned Parenthood between 2003 and 2008.
Even today, I remain dumbstruck at the continued relationship between Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood. For 25 years now, October has been a time to help raise awareness of the impact of breast cancer. This October, lets help spread the word about a leading cause of breast cancer abortion.
Komen and Planned Parenthood continue to deny the abortion-breast cancer link, despite numerous studies that clearly show the following:
According to the most recent data available from the Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood), Planned Parenthood did over 25 percent of all abortions in the United States in 2008, a total of 324,008 abortions. In that same year, they performed zero mammograms. In spite of these facts and the urging of Eve Silver, a member of Komens Latino Advisory Committee, Komen continues to fund Planned Parenthood. In 2010 alone, Komen donated $569,000.
For more information:
Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood Komens Dark Side
To support prolife research and education:
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
LifeNews.com Note: Suzanne Ward serves as the Education/Public Relations Director for Georgia Right to Life. As a medical ultra-sonographer for over 30 years, she has witnessed the widespread devastation that both abortion and breast cancer cause.
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I guess they think it’s job security for them????
I have become so irritated at the very sight of those pink ribbons that I’ve launched into a few dissertations this month. I hope I educated a few people in the interim.
The public really needs to turn their collective back on SGK. SGK is a sleazy, evil, dishonest “charity” that should go by the wayside.
It astounds me how many companies are promoting Komen.
Even Lowes has a “pink” section of flowers labeled with the Komen pink ribbon.
Susan G. Komen’s sister started this “charity” - the sister is doing quite well financially because of it.... The sister, imho, is the quintessential opportunist and has used her sibling’s death to promote her own agenda.
Additionally, whenever I express my distaste for Komen I'm accused of not "understanding" how horrible breast cancer is. The truth is that I'm not aware of a single person, myself included, that hasn't had multiple relatives and close friends with breast cancer.
I have told many store clerks why I would not buy any of their merchandise if it was connected to Komen and I have to look hard to find golf balls without the pink ribbon.
I will do without something I want rather than give them a penny.
Surely there are cancer societies that don’t get themselves tangled up with abortion. Those would be more worthy recipients of memorial walk funds and the like. Why has the Komen cause polluted itself like this. With or without the irony that prematurely terminated pregnancies increase the vulnerability of women to getting breast cancers later in life.
Or more straightforwardly they sold out of dark roast because most people wanted it.
My wife has battled breast cancer since 1996. She does not support Komen.
I’ve seen this data many times before and a cause and effect relationship is undeniable... My question is: Are there multiple types of breast cancer and if so can abortion related/hormonal triggers be attributed to a particular variety of cancer?
The breast is the only organ not fully developed at birth
The breast is NEVER mature until after 32 weeks of pregnancy
Interruption of a pregnancy before 32 weeks leaves cancer prone lobules exposed to the DNA damaging effects of estrogen, a hormone that causes breast cell proliferation
Hate the pink ribbons too. Most breast cancer survivors I know do not let it define them. They feel blessed and move on.
In the 60’s & 70’s breast feeding was discouraged and drugs administered following childbirth to ‘dry up the breast milk’. Have often questioned what chemicals/hormones were used and if that might have facilitated cancer growth. Breast feeding is back in vogue. Wonder if there are comparitive studies.
Yes, a lot of grocery chains have gone into the collecting for charity thing. When you check out you’re asked to give one dollar to whatever.
Last time it was breast cancer. I asked the clerk what particular organization the drive supported. She didn’t know but checked. Turned ut it was the Komen.
I explained why I don’t donate to them and everyone around was shocked but agreed with me.
Maybe somebody has the numbers. It would seem, like you said, that Ms. Brinker would be a wealthy woman, Komen foundation or no. But for her to receive more than nominal amounts from the Komen foundation would be improper, and probably she should be returning those.
My company is in full push mode for this event...tailgate party ahead...everyones wearing pink...(I’m not)...and every morning management stands up to promote it heavily.
My work associates cannot understand why I am not supporting this “good” cause when so many people have family members or friends who have lost loved ones to cancer. I thus far have simply said I don’t care to participate....which astounds them since I have had three bouts with cancer in my lifetime.
Komen is just another money grabbing organization...did nothing for me nor were any available to assit....I was simply put thru to one line after another line and another and another....it was like being in a telephone referral ferriswheel!
Maybe this is idealistic to ask, but why could there not be a clamor for the Komen foundation to purify its operations? If you give to fight breast cancer, by golly it should go to fight breast cancer, and not do squat for abortions (even by freeing up money for abortions).
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