Skip to comments.THE PINK RIBBON CAMPAIGN
Posted on 10/28/2010 12:02:00 PM PDT by epow
Youve seen them everywhere: pink ribbons and wristbands to raise awareness about breast-cancer prevention. But before you donate, find out where the money is going. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, is a big promoter of the pink ribbon campaign. It raises money for breast cancer detection and research, and it awards grants to many worthwhile programs.
But as the Life Issues Institute points out, In a counterproductive twist, Komen is also funding a group that actually promotes a possible cause of breast cancer.
The cause? Abortion. The group? Planned Parenthood.
According to Life Issues Institute, in at least 22 states, Komen affiliates send donated money directly to Planned Parenthood--$3 million dollars over the last five years. This money frees up Planned Parenthoods own funds for other purposessuch as promoting the morning after pill and performing abortions.
Komen for the Cure denies the abortion-breast cancer link. But many studies seem to confirm it. For instance, Dr. Joel Brind, an endocrinologist and founder of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, found that choosing to end a pregnancy through an induced abortion, especially the first pregnancy as a teenager, significantly increases breast cancer risk.
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Nancy Brinker was on the Planned Parenthood advisory board in Dallas and she started the Susan G. Komen Foundation....Susan was her sister.
www.lifeissues.org has a whole article and show (Facing Life Head-On....look under programming and also resources) about this subject of Susan G. Komen and the connection to Planned Parenthood.
There is an alternative group called www.BCPInstitute.org. They do not give money to Planned Parenthood. I heard of two other groups that are helpful to this cause.
One does NOT have to give to Susan G. Komen to support breast cancer research.
“Pink” is the new “Green” commerce.
Buy the ribbon, line the coffers.
Every time I think of breast cancer, or ANY cancer, I think of this:
They will be getting none of my money. I consciously avoid “pink” products.
I will continue to support them, as I believe they do more good for cancer victims and research than they do bad.
We were recently on a Holland America cruise and they actively promote Susan G. Komen for the Cure onboard their ships.
Holland America is slowly coming around to realize that most of its passengers are not leftist radicals.
Holland America has cancelled their contract with CNN and beginning next year, they will have Fox News instead.
Now we need to get Holland America to stop promoting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. There are better alternatives.
Evil has infected everything. It is the dominate force in absolutely everything.
Never mind whether there is a scientific link or not, what does PP have to do with cancer research? Nothing as far as I know.
I have been waging a one-consumer campaign against this foundation for their support of Planned Parenthood. The most recent incident was a call to Boar’s Head (deli meats, et al). At the local grocery, there is a sign that joyfully proclaims they support SGK.
When I called, they transferred me a few times until I got “the right person to talk to about that.” This person said that SGK’s support for Planned Parenthood was only to fund mamograms and therefore didn’t support abortions. No matter how many times I explained that support for one area frees up their own dollars for another area, she kept arguing. In the end, as she hung up, I told her it was goodbye to Boar’s Head for me.
I’ll miss it too.
So glad to know about this www.BCPInstitute.org
this is not the only time i’ve heard of suspicious activity w/ the pink ribbon campaign....
And there must be better groups to fund mammograms if that’s all Boar’s Head wants to focus on.
I don’t support them because not only do they fund PP but they also fund embroionic stem cell research. Out of all cancers breast cancer is one of the most survivable and others need funding much worse whcih are more often times fatal.
I imagine all the women that have died from breast cancer and their families would disagree. TNBC does not have that good of a survival rate.
I guess some people are different.
Isn’t rthat the one that is caused by early term abortions?
It’s true, just google it.
I don’t buy pink ribboned items that say they go to the Komen foundation.
My Quilt Guild makes a queen sized quilt we ‘raffle’ off each year and we made sure the $1,000 we raise goes the National Breast Cancer Research org. Which does not give our $$ to PP.
Thanks to everyone who replied and kept the thread alive. I have been working today(for a change) and couldn’t keep the thread going myself. If Colson’s allegations are true I want to let as many people as I can know that they can support BC research by means other than unknowingly contributing to Murder Inc, AKA Planned Parenthood.
I don’t know. I think there are many other factors involved. I doubt that is a main factor, as many more abortions have been performed, that have not resulted in TNBC, than have.
Looks like contraceptives and abortions are a definite factor in TNBC.
From what I understand it was very rare before both became commonplace. There can be an inheirted gene in a small nuber of cases but basically it was a vry rare type of cancer prior to the 1970’s when oral contraceptives and abortion became easily to optain and is why I object so much to them funding PP sicne they rpovide the majority of both in this country.
I still figure they do more good than bad, and abortions nowadays are far safer than they used to be.
Who told you that?LOL NO they aren’t more women today die from infections than ever did before it was legal.
I really doubt that. When it was illegal, those statistics weren’t being recorded as they are now.
There have always been statics kept for the amount of Septic infections a hospital sees and they can tell when a woman has had one.I will try to find the papers that support what I’ve told you but I will warn you they tend to be medical jargon and very hard to read.Abortion faciltes do not even have to be inspected for cleanliness because the abortion lobby has had the laws made to exempt them so if the place isn’t serile doing surgical proceedues you end up with lots of infections.
Yes, which is still probably better than it used to be.
Why are you on this site as a supporter of abortion?
For the same reason I’ve always been here.
I got on this thread because of my feelings about the Komen Foundation, we have gotten off the pink ribbon subject, and I have no real interest in discussing abortion. So bye for now.
Komen HQ has received 2,000 emails condemning their move to defund PP. In support, they have received only 64. PLEASE contact firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them thanks for defunding Planned Parenthood. They are coming under severe attack.