Komen is still getting attacked by Planned Parenthood hypocrites on their Facebook page. Some of them have been pretty nasty.
Another thought: Maybe some of the Komen researchers can also begin to look much more in depth at the abortion/breast cancer connection.
They are doing the right thing. If Komen is going to be dedicated to the cause of saving lives, then they should be about saving all life.
Susan Komen’s sister on the issue
I’m walking the 3day this year for the third time. The abortion issue has always bothered me. I have prayed about it a lot. On the walk I see women, mothers of small children, and some using walkers or wheelchairs, trying to get in a few miles each day. I see families of women who have died and I walk with a man whose wife died. It’s very emotional. They raised over $90 Million last year. Something like $6 hundred thousand went to PP. That was $6 thousand too much. They claimed it was given to PP so that PP would refer the women who come to them to get mammograms. They no longer will give money to those who refer to others but directly to the providers. It is now possible to get free mammograms and I have to think that’s because of Komen. It is now likely that a woman who gets breast cancer will survive. That wasn’t true ten years ago. I’m not a walker because I’m a huge supporter of Komen but I am and have been impressed with the organization. It’s been a great experience. As I was coming out of church one day troubling in my mind about the issue, I realized that there is money being given to the Catholic Church that ends up in the pockets of PP. Its all around us. I have to find the good in the person/organization/situation and go with that rather than wait for perfection to hit me in the face. So I walk with precious feet and wearing the t-shirt that says, “Everyone deserves a lifetime.” I have a rosary hanging from my lumbar pack and devotions on my iPhone. It’s been a very positive experience to train for and walk this walk.
A significant portion of the Methodist clergy I keep up with on FB are talking about how awful the Komen Foundation’s decision to stop funding PP is. These are - at least conceptually - men and women of God. I weep for my denomination knowing these idiots will be taking leadership positions in the future.
Although there has been some debate in the past about the link between abortion (also called induced abortion) and breast cancer risk, research clearly shows no link between the two . Since 2003, the Board of Scientific Advisors and Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), as well as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, have agreed the scientific evidence does not support a link between abortion and breast cancer [451-452]. The NCI routinely reviews the evidence on this topic and continues to agree the evidence does not support a link between the two .
The importance of study design for research on abortion and breast cancer risk
Some case-control studies have suggested abortion may increase the risk of breast cancer . However, the nature of case-control studies makes the accuracy of their results questionable.
Case-control studies rely on the reporting of past behavior. When it comes to a sensitive topic like abortion, this can have a big impact on the information gathered. The cases in these studies (the women with breast cancer) may be much more likely to give complete information about their abortion history than the controls (the women without breast cancer). Such differences in reporting can bias study results.
Prospective cohort studies are much more likely to give accurate results on the topic of abortion. These studies gather sensitive information before women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This helps limit biased reporting. The results from cohort studies show abortion does not increase the risk of breast cancer [451,455-462].
Until they admit that there is at least a possible correlation or link I will still not support them.
That is great to hear. I’m going to send Komen a donation—it should be rewarded for dropping its affiliations with the abortionist Planned Parenthood and embryo-destroying research.
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Great, Komen is stopping embryonic stem cell research, too. I wonder how many people knew they were into that form of cannibalism as well? Goes claw in claw with abortion and IVF.