This year the month of October started to look like a pink haze hit the map more than any October I can recall. Everyone is “pinking out” for something because October is breast cancer awareness month, but somewhere along the way, breast cancer pink got hijacked by the Susan G. Komen Foundation who has become a shame to breast cancer victims everywhere by taking money that is for breast cancer research and perversely designating some of it to Planned Parenthood, an organization who 1) Doesn’t provide anything more than a Level 1 cancer screening, the same thing you can do in your own shower, and 2) is the number one abortion provider in America; both Komen and Planned Parenthood know know that scientific evidence proves that abortion increases one’s risk of breast cancer.
So what’s a person who wants to donate to breast cancer to do? Komen deserves credit for one thing: marketing. They have made their name synonymous with breast cancer, but they aren’t the only place in the nation helping victims (if you can call this perverted logic help at all).
Texas Right to Life has published an excellent resource called Pink Ribbon Scandal , which illuminates the truth about Komen and gives alternatives to the Komen conspiracy.
If you want to really help breast cancer research, here are some places you can safely give your money and also do true honor to victims of this terrible disease, as well as help others prevent it:
National Breast Cancer Foundation
2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 300
Frisco, TX 75034
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer
PO Box 80201
Fort Wayne, IN 46898-0201
Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
30 Rehill Ave., Ste. 3400
Somerville, NJ 08876
Another alternative is to check with your local Catholic health care facility. Every true Catholic agency remains pro-life (but you should check because organizations such as “Catholics for Choice” are trying to change this) and often they have research programs for breast and other cancers, so you can be assured that your money will go to a pro-life organization who not only doesn’t do abortions but doesn’t do research on embryonic stem cells.
It’s a tragedy that Komen has hired such gifted marketers and then perverted its mission so much. Truly perverted is the word because Komen’s giving to Planned Parenthood twists the very help they claim to offer into funding increased breast cancer risk.
Recently, Suzanne Ward wrote this article, which appeared, on LifeNews. Ward discusses how even though she lost her mother to breast cancer, she does not support Komen:
Komen and Planned Parenthood continue to deny the abortion-breast cancer link, despite numerous studies that clearly show the following:
- 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
…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.
The number one excuse given for the Komen/Planned Parenthood connection is that Komen’s money is given only for breast cancer screenings and is not to be used for abortions. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: It’s impossible to give money to a place that performs abortions and not help that place do more of them. Every penny Planned Parenthood gets allows it to do all its work. If they get more money for screenings (which, again, are normal screenings that do not take any specialists to do) then it frees up some of the money they had to use for that to be open to abortion. If you give me money for pizza, and I use your money to buy pizza, I have more of my own to buy booze. You can’t offer a corrupt agency a designation of uncorrupted money.
Give your money to one of the organizations above and actually help fight breast cancer. Unpervert the pink.