I have expressed my concern for the Susan G. Komen foundation and their contributions to Planned Parenthood for quite some time. Recently, I was equally disturbed to read about the millions that they have poured into embryonic stem cell research. And, yet, pink continues to be everywhere! Friends that I know are solidly pro-life post their intentions of “Walking for the Cure” on Facebook. I know them well enough to be convinced they would not do this unless they were ignorant of the truth.
The sad thing about this whole situation is that the Susan G. Komen Foundation is on the forefront of vital breast cancer research. Just like you, I know scores of women who are or who have struggled with this insidious conditions which maims and kills far too many. Tragically, this organization has chosen strange allies in their battle. However, as I’ve often pointed out, the whole abortion issue tends to make people who believe in it to act irrationally.
Why in the world would this foundation link themselves with Planned Parenthood? They claim it is because PP provides necessary healthcare for women, even in remote communities. The insane thing is that PP doesn’t even provide mammograms! Plus, as I wrote yesterday, there exists overwhelming evidence that abortion increases a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer! (A fact with the Susan G. Komen Foundation denies: another strike against them!)
Now the organization admits that they have contributed millions of dollars to support embryonic stem cell research. Now, in my opinion, this not only highlights their pro-abortion stance, but also makes me question their intelligence. If one is really concerned about helping women with breast cancer, why would they pour money into research which has never been used to treat even one person, versus adult stem cell research which has had countless cases of overwhelming success? It simply doesn’t make any sense!
Anyway, I was thrilled to read this morning that Catholic bishops in Ohio have banded together to encourage their parishes and schools to stop doing fundraises for the Komen Foundation. They have confirmed their desire to fund breast cancer research, but are choosing to contribute to organizations that do not fund abortion. Amen! I think that this should be the stance for all of us who support life from conception to the day the heart ceases to beat.
I would encourage everyone to continue to support breast cancer research. Some good websites to check out are: the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute at www.bcpinstitute.org, and www.abortionbreastcancer.com. Educate yourself and then spread the news to others. Women are not going to be helped if breast cancer research is held hostage by those blinded by a commitment to abortion.
Keeping it true! Barb