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THE PINK RIBBON CAMPAIGN
Breakpoint ^ | 10/28/10 | Chuck Colson

Posted on 10/28/2010 12:02:00 PM PDT by epow

You’ve 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 Parenthood’s own funds for other purposes—such 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breakpoint.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; cancer; plannedparenthood; susangkomen; susankomen
If Colson's claim is true, millions of anti-abortion Americans are uknowingly helping fund Planned Parenthood and it's highly profitable abortion mills by donating to an otherwise worthy cause. Planned Parenthood already gets some of our tax money via the Federal Government which pays Planned Parenthood millions every year for who knows what. One of my cousins died of breast cancer and now her sister is suffering with the same disease, so I have a keen interest in anything related to this awful disease. Although I am 100% in favor of funding breast cancer research, I am also 100% opposed to everything Planned Parenthood and it's deceased murderous, racist, Nazi-loving founder Margaret Sangster (sp?) stands for.
1 posted on 10/28/2010 12:02:05 PM PDT by epow
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To: epow

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.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 12:07:41 PM PDT by Inclines to the Right (www.maafa21.com)
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To: epow

“Pink” is the new “Green” commerce.

Buy the ribbon, line the coffers.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 12:08:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: epow

Every time I think of breast cancer, or ANY cancer, I think of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4XZzhJfHFE

They will be getting none of my money. I consciously avoid “pink” products.


4 posted on 10/28/2010 12:11:07 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: epow
Personally, I admire the strength that these Pink Ribbon folks show in their battle with Pro-Breast Cancer activists.

</sarcasm>

5 posted on 10/28/2010 12:16:34 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: epow

I will continue to support them, as I believe they do more good for cancer victims and research than they do bad.


6 posted on 10/28/2010 12:16:43 PM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: epow

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.


7 posted on 10/28/2010 12:17:40 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: epow

Evil has infected everything. It is the dominate force in absolutely everything.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 12:17:40 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: epow

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.


9 posted on 10/28/2010 12:17:51 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: epow

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.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 12:18:56 PM PDT by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: Inclines to the Right

So glad to know about this www.BCPInstitute.org


11 posted on 10/28/2010 12:23:27 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Inclines to the Right

this is not the only time i’ve heard of suspicious activity w/ the pink ribbon campaign....


12 posted on 10/28/2010 12:34:27 PM PDT by DrewsMum (Now days every news headline looks like it should be from the "Onion")
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To: pgyanke

And there must be better groups to fund mammograms if that’s all Boar’s Head wants to focus on.


13 posted on 10/28/2010 12:44:00 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: stuartcr

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.


14 posted on 10/28/2010 12:50:09 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: stuartcr
My maternal grandmother and maternal aunt both died from bc. Grandma died of her second round with it at 69, a couple of years after my aunt died at 47. My family does not support Komen. When my aunt was in the acceptance stage of grief, she frequently criticized Komen and the pink propaganda. This was back in the late 90’s when there wasn't as much free-flowing Internet info, and I know now that she would have been against Komen for this link. She couldn't stand them because of their pink crusade. She said the pink desensitizes the issues; cancer isn't pink it's painful and deadly. Wrapping pink scarf around her bald head did not make her feel feminine.
15 posted on 10/28/2010 12:52:58 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: chris_bdba

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.


16 posted on 10/28/2010 1:04:15 PM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: goodwithagun

I guess some people are different.


17 posted on 10/28/2010 1:05:16 PM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: stuartcr

Isn’t rthat the one that is caused by early term abortions?


18 posted on 10/28/2010 1:18:42 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: stuartcr

http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/9589812599.html


19 posted on 10/28/2010 1:20:19 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: epow

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.


20 posted on 10/28/2010 3:55:46 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: epow

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.


21 posted on 10/28/2010 10:09:21 PM PDT by epow ( Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31)
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To: chris_bdba

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.


22 posted on 10/29/2010 6:36:23 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: chris_bdba

Looks like contraceptives and abortions are a definite factor in TNBC.


23 posted on 10/29/2010 6:38:47 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: stuartcr

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.


24 posted on 10/29/2010 10:37:43 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

I still figure they do more good than bad, and abortions nowadays are far safer than they used to be.


25 posted on 10/29/2010 12:29:20 PM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: stuartcr

Who told you that?LOL NO they aren’t more women today die from infections than ever did before it was legal.


26 posted on 10/29/2010 9:37:31 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

I really doubt that. When it was illegal, those statistics weren’t being recorded as they are now.


27 posted on 10/29/2010 10:11:16 PM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: stuartcr

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.


28 posted on 10/30/2010 10:09:47 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

Yes, which is still probably better than it used to be.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 11:49:01 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: stuartcr

Why are you on this site as a supporter of abortion?


30 posted on 10/30/2010 12:26:59 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

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.


31 posted on 10/30/2010 12:45:03 PM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: epow

Komen HQ has received 2,000 emails condemning their move to defund PP. In support, they have received only 64. PLEASE contact news@komen.org and tell them thanks for defunding Planned Parenthood. They are coming under severe attack.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 11:08:24 PM PST by pray4liberty (dare I say it??)
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