October is breast cancer awareness month. While this is definitely an important cause, it’s one you may need to think about differently. As October rolls in, so do the announcements for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Because most of us have known someone personally touched by this devastating disease, we give. We sign up for races, even if we don’t run, and we reach out because of our compassion. Unfortunately, the compassion of the Komen Foundation doesn’t extend to the unborn.
The Komen Foundation is a large financial source to Planned Parenthood; thus, the Komen Foundation funds abortion, which is linked to causing breast cancer.
Some of the arguments that defend Komen say that it funds Planned Parenthood because it provides breast cancer screenings, not abortion. Of course, that’s true. Planned Parenthood provides some valid services while it takes the lives of babies, but that doesn’t exclude the fact that it takes the lives of babies—and relies on funding to do this. The Komen Foundation 1) doesn’t get to distinguish if its funds go to breast cancer screenings only, and 2) even if it did, by funding Planned Parenthood in any way, it frees up more money for them to provide abortion services. There is simply no excuse for an organization that exists to help eradicate a disease to continue to fund those who hurt women.
As a pro-life person, I can’t support anywhere that so obviously and blatantly funds abortion, but as a woman who doesn’t want to get breast cancer, I am appalled that this organization would fund a place that helps contribute to the rise of breast cancer.
Certainly some try to argue this link is invalid, but it’s not. Too many reputable medical organizations acknowledge the research. This list
will show you those who do and link you to some research on it, as well. Considering the medical community’s use of fetuses in research and other pro-abortion activity, it shouldn’t be surprising that some would argue against this. In fact, in this fact sheet
on the organization shows the connection between Komen members who also work or worked with Planned Parenthood. And it notes:
[O]ur greatest disappointment is that the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation website lists abortion first under “factors not related to breast cancer.” Consequently, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation gives women only part of the scientific research on breast cancer, and ignores numerous studies that have yielded evidence linking abortion to breast cancer.
The fact remains, there is enough research to support the link and any organization that says it supports a cure for breast cancer shouldn’t be funding it. Komen and Planned Parenthood even openly share this information. Check these articles
for some of their own reporting on this, and this report
will give you a fact-based, not propaganda, report of Komen’s grant funding to Planned Parenthood. You will notice the comment from a former Komen member:
“Susan G. Komen’s concern for the health of women is now parallel to Planned Parenthood’s concern for the health of the children that they abort.”-Eve Sanchez Silver, former member of Susan G. Komen Advisory Board
We want to see breast cancer cured. We want women healthy. But abortion kills babies, hurts women, and contributes to breast cancer. The Komen Foundation has admirable goals, but somewhere along the way it has been deceived. Please support breast cancer research, but consider choosing a place that doesn’t use your research money for abortion.
God doesn’t put a premium on some lives over others. There is a twisted reasoning making its way around that says “People are going to abort their babies anyway; therefore, we should at least get some good out of it.” But when we allow for any good from abortion, we defend the death of a child. It is never right to justify the death of some with the lives of others.