PP & KOMEN
Report: Susan G. Komen Donated Over $600,000 to Planned Parenthood in 2009-2010
[ED. Would we just smile if we knew that Komen donated to the Tobacco Industry? Where is the outrage??]
Even as scientific evidence connecting breast cancer to abortion and the use of the oral contraceptive pill continues to mount, one breast cancer cure charity, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is funding the abortion giant Planned Parenthood to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a new report.
Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), a project of the American Life League dedicated to shutting down Planned Parenthood, released a report on August 24 detailing the $629,159 in funding various Komen affiliates contributed directly to Planned Parenthood affiliates across the US in 2009-2010, according to the 990 Forms Komen submitted to the IRS for those years.
While Komen has repeatedly denied the abortion-breast cancer link, numerous researchers say that the evidence is already overwhelming.
The issue arose as early as 1994 when Dr. Janet Daling, a pro-choice cancer researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, found a connection between abortion and breast cancer.
Dr. Daling’s findings, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, revealed that women under age 18 who had an induced abortion had an increased breast cancer risk of 150%. Overall, she found, women who have an induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 50%.
“I would have loved to have found no association between breast cancer and abortion,” Dr. Daling wrote, “but our research is rock solid, and our data is accurate. It’s not a matter of believing. It’s a matter of what is.”
Numerous other studies since then have corroborated her findings.
In July of this year Karen Malec of the Coalition of Abortion/Breast Cancer criticized Komen for fundraising to find a cure for breast cancer, and then giving the money to Planned Parenthood which, in her words, “is the primary cause of the breast cancer epidemic.”
“It’s more than ironic that Planned Parenthood receives contributions from an organization allegedly dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer,” Malec said. “Abortion and the birth control pill – which Planned Parenthood sells – are risk factors for the disease. It’s certainly bad for business to tell women the truth about the abortion-breast cancer link. Knowledge of that risk would cause some to turn their backs on induced abortion and cut into Planned Parenthood’s profits.”
Malec also noted that, according to Komen’s 990 Forms submitted to the IRS for 2010, the charity gave millions to at least five research and educational facilities that engage in embryonic stem cell research, research that has yet to provide even a single positive treatment or cure for any disease, yet involves the destruction of countless unborn children.
“Komen’s Parent Return for 2010 shows that millions of dollars in grants were given to research facilities that have policies supporting experiments on human embryos,” Malec said.
[Aug 26, 2011, T. Baklinski, Stafford, VA, http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/report-susan-g-komen-donated-over-600000-to-planned-parenthood-in-2009-201?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5a583ac3c0-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines08_25_2011&utm_medium=email
Commentary: Pink Ribbons Not Cute When Komen Backs Planned Parenthood
by Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director in College Station, TX
Pink ribbons are cute. They have become very trendy. Everyone has caught on to them, too. A couple of airlines wear pink during October…some yogurt companies have pink ribbons on their merchandise…everyone is doing it. Well, not me.
I hate breast cancer. I REALLY hate it. Breast cancer stole one of the most important people in my life from me…my father’s twin sister…my aunt. Both of my grandmothers had breast cancer. My cousin died of breast cancer. Breast cancer is like a terrible virus that keeps sweeping through my family. And like all viruses, you can’t get rid of them; they keep coming back.
My aunt was an amazing person. She never met a stranger. She loved everyone. And, she was pro-life. She LOVED babies. She was one of the most precious people I have ever known. I watched her battle this terrible disease for 9 years. There were ups and downs…but she never gave up. She fought, sometimes with hair, sometimes without. She lost her breasts. She had multiple surgeries. She was always hopeful. Every day was a gift. Her life was a gift.
Now, I know there is lots of debate about the link between abortion and breast cancer. And to be honest, I am not convinced either way. I am not a scientist, but I love research. I know that for every study that shows a link, I can find one or two that shows there is no link. I just can’t simply prove that to be fact.
But here is a fact…Susan G. Komen gave $700,000 in grant money to Planned Parenthood last year.
Susan G. Komen is the largest breast cancer research group. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in our country.
Hmmm…why would those two groups be partnering together?
Komen says they give this money to Planned Parenthood so women living in rural areas will have access to mammogram services.
Well, here’s the truth about that.
NO PLANNED PARENTHOOD ON THE PLANET PROVIDES MAMMOGRAM SERVICES.
Why? Because they can’t.
Planned Parenthood is a level one breast service provider. What does that mean?
It simply means that Planned Parenthood clinics [sic] are ONLY allowed to provide manual breast exams. You know, the kind you do in the shower. The kind you can get from any nurse or physician in any clinic.
[PP] cannot provide any sort of diagnostic services…no biopsies, no breast ultrasounds, AND no mammograms. That is the truth. That is a FACT.
Komen contributes in a very large way to the murder of over 320,000 babies each year.
Those pink ribbons don’t seem so cute anymore.
I hear people say, “Well, until breast cancer has affected your family, don’t tell me not to support Komen.” Well, it has affected my family. It has affected us greatly.
And I stand against Komen.
And let me say something else very clearly. My aunt valued life very much. But she did not value her life more than the life of any child.
She would have given up her life to know that a baby would be saved.
For those that continue to suppor
t Komen because this disease has affected you or someone you love…this is what you are saying…you are willing to sacrifice the lives of the unborn for your own. If you are comfortable with that, then keep donating to Komen. I hope you are not. I hope you will do the right thing. I hope you will stand against this phony organization.
Any good they do is blackened by the killing they support.
And if you do stand against them, tell them. Don’t just take away your support, let them know. Send an email to your friend’s list. Post it on your Facebook page. Post the letter that you will send so your friends can copy yours and send one as well. Send a letter to your newspaper.
Tell everyone you know. Be an activist. Make your voice heard.
Don’t think that Komen doesn’t care…they do. They care very much.
Komen needs to keep up their good reputation. Don’t let that happen. Expose them for what they are.
Over 320,000 babies EVERY year. Our voice is worth it. No more pink ribbons in my home. My aunt’s memory is worth more than that…I can’t wrap her life up in a ribbon…especially when that ribbon pays for the murder of children.
[Abby Johnson | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 8/22/11, http://www.lifenews.com/2011/08/22/pink-ribbons-not-cute-when-komen-backs-planned-parenthood/]
Poll: 23 Percent to Donate to Breast Cancer Research, Funds Go to Abortion Biz
A new poll finds that 23 percent of Americans plan to donate money to go to support breast cancer research. But what these donors may not understand is a portion of what they give to the Komen for the Cure organization may wind up supporting the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
A new Rasmussen survey released today shows 23% of adults plan to donate money toward breast cancer research this month. Another 60 percent have no plans to donate while 17 percent are unsure whether they will contribute.
The Rasmussen poll showed 39 percent of Americans plan to purchase pink products from groups like Komen and another 9 percent say they will participate in a charity walk such as the Race for the Cure.
When they support Komen, Americans may not be aware that Komen's own figures show it gave $711,485 from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 to Planned Parenthood abortion businesses and at least $726,445 for 2006-2007 (see below for more details).
Susan G. Komen for the Cure spokeswoman Rebecca Gibson previously confirmed that 19 of the 122 Komen affiliates made grants totaling $374,253 to Planned Parenthood during the 2005-2006 fiscal year.
The amount of the grants from Komen affiliates to Planned Parenthood appears to be on the rise and 25 Komen affiliates now have a partnership with the abortion business.
Since then, the grants have continued. In April, the Denver Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded a $35,970 grant to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which runs multiple abortion businesses in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. In June, Komen for the Cure teamed up with Planned Parenthood of Idaho and provided the abortion facility with funding.
Komen officials have dismissed the grants saying they are for breast cancer screenings, but pro-life advocates say the money is fungible and that it frees up funds Planned Parenthood could use for breast screenings but instead uses on abortions.
Jim Sedlak, a representative of the watchdog group STOPP previously said the numbers are concerning given that millions of pro-life Americans will participate in Komen events and donate to the group.
"More and more people are speaking up about the fact that Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer research foundation, supports Planned Parenthood," Sedlak told LifeNews.com last year.
He pointed to studies showing abortion increases a woman's chances of contracting breast cancer and said that makes the donations extremely questionable.
"The fact that Komen Affiliates give money to Planned Parenthood contradicts Komen’s claim that it works to end breast cancer," Sedlak said. "This is ridiculous and must stop."
Sedlak urged pro-life advocates to disassociate themselves with any Komen events until the organization's affiliates stop giving money to the abortion business.
He also urged pro-life people to make Planned Parenthood's pro-abortion mission clear to Komen officials and event participants.
Donations during the 2006-2007 fiscal year from Komen affiliates to Planned Parenthood abortion businesses include:
*PP of Texas Capital Region received $62,886 from the Austin Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Idaho received $15,000 from the Boise Komen Affiliate.
*PP Association of the Mercer Area received $20,000 from the Central and South Jersey Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Albuquerque received $30,000 from the Central New Mexico Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Sandoval received $15,000 from the Central New Mexico Komen Affiliate.
*PP of New Mexico received $60,000 from the Central New Mexico Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Northern New York received $2,000 from the Central New York Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Central Texas received $45,000 from the Central Texas Komen Affiliate.
*PP of the Rocky Mountains received $7,163 from the Denver Metropolitan Komen Affiliate.
*PP in El Paso received $5,410 from the El Paso Komen Affiliate.
*PP in Grand Rapids received $14,661 from the Grand Rapids Komen Affiliate.
*PP in Greater Amarillo received $11,500 from the Greater Amarillo Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Nassau County received $75,000 from the Greater New York City Komen Affiliate.
*PP in Madison received $30,000 from the Madison Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Wisconsin received $42,077 from the Milwaukee Komen Affiliate.
*PP in Milwaukee received $13,143 from the Milwaukee Komen Affiliate.
*PP in Triangle received -$317 from the North Carolina Triangle Komen Affiliate.
*PP Health Systems received $21,000 from the North Carolina Triangle Komen Affiliate.
*PP in North Texas received $32,400 from the North Texas Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Orange and San Bernardino Counties received $90,805 from the Orange Coun
ty Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Delaware received $39,987 from the Philadelphia Komen Affiliate.
*PP in Phoenix received $24,850 from the Phoenix Komen Affiliate.
*PP of Western Washington received $750 from the Puget Sound Komen Affiliate.
*PP of San Antonio received $31,496 from the San Antonio Komen Affiliate.
*PP of West Palm Beach, Florida received $36,000 from the South Florida Komen Affiliate.
[8 October 2009, Ertelt, Washington, DC,
www.lifenews.com; Washington, DC (9Oct09, LifeNews.com]
It is important to educate people about this Komen – PP Connection…
People's hearts are in the right place; they just need to be given the facts…
http://www.bdfund.org/breastcancerorgs.asp (authentic research organizations truly seeking a cure without blocking the abortion-breast cancer link…)