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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer detection, prevention, research and treatment are of the utmost importance due to the devastating impact that this disease has on women and their families.

Citizens who are interested in fighting this deadly disease should be aware that one breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has a policy of offering financial support to abortion providing facilities.

Here are the Komen-Planned Parenthood facts (followed by a list of alternative organizations):

• Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions in the United States. During its 2005-2006 fiscal year, the nonprofit Planned Parenthood Federation of America performed a record 264,943 abortions according to its annual report [].

• Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded 72 grants to Planned Parenthood afflilates during the years 2000 through 2005.

These grants are reported on the Susan G. Komen website by entering “Planned Parenthood” on Komen’s searchable grant page


• Nancy Brinker, Komen Founder, was listed as an advisory board member in the 2002 annual report of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, the fifth largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation.

• Komen claims that grant money to Planned Parenthood is for breast services only, but Planned Parenthood records show that their breast services are declining while their abortion numbers are increasing

[ _report.pdf].

Are “breast services” simply window dressing to attract women into abortion businesses?

• In September of 2004, Eve Sanchez Silver, a breast cancer survivor and charter member of Komen’s Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council, resigned from Komen

[], stating, “As a Christian and life affirming citizen I can not reconcile the Foundation’s decision to affirm life with one hand and support its destruction with the other.”

• Because Komen refused to stop providing grants to Planned Parenthood, Curves, a privately held fitness franchise firm owned by women’s health advocate Gary Heavin, ceased supporting Komen events.

Here is Komen’s response by its Public Relations Manager Kristin Kelly:”The Komen Foundation is confident that none of its community Affiliates have stopped funding Planned Parenthood as a result of the pressure from Curves, Operation Save America or any other organization.

In fact, when faced with opposition from Curves or the threat that Curves franchises would no longer support the Foundation unless Planned Parenthood funding was eliminated, the Komen Foundation told Mr. Heavin (founder and CEO of Curves) that we would not, in any way, undermine the integrity of our grant-making process.

In addition the Foundation told Mr. Heavin that it would continue to allow Komen Affiliates to provide breast health education and screening grants to Planned Parenthood if the grant application was approved through the process outlined above.

As a result, Curves chose to suspend its support of Komen Affiliate events, including sponsorship of the Komen Race for the Cure (r).

In 2003, Komen Affiliates awarded $38.4 million in grants to support community outreach programs, including 21 grants to their local Planned Parenthood chapters totaling more than $475,000.

[Source: Komen website as copied into Powerpoint Presentation by Eve Sanchez, former Komen board member, ]

• In June 2007, Komen’s funding to Planned Parenthood resulted in a policy of non-support from the St. Louis Archdiocese based on facts outlined in their position statement


Breast cancer organizations that do not support abortion facilities or destructive human embryo experimentation

[ ].

Komen, Plaxo and Cancer… October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the hot item right now is Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

All people are concerned for anyone that has cancer.

We should be doing all that we can to take care of the sick and needy and to find cures for cancer.

But we should be finding cures, not funding for the advancement of the diseases.

This is what I believe the Susan Komen for the Cure to be doing.

Patrick Carroll, author of The Breast Cancer Epidemic: Modeling and Forecasts Based on Abortion and Other Risk Factors [Patrick S. Carroll, M.A., Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 12 Number 3 Fall 2007] came to this conclusion: abortion is the “best predictor of breast cancer.”

For instance, in countries with high abortion rates (England and Wales) we can expect high breast cancer rates while in countries with low abortion rates (Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) a smaller increase is expected.

What does this have to do with Susan G. Komen for the Cure? Everything!

Between 2000 and 2005 Komen awarded 72 grants to affiliates of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider [].

In the year 2003 alone, the grants totaled $475,000.

If there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, as the study above suggests, then Komen isn’t racing for a cure – it is racing to fund the spread of breast cancer.

To add fuel to the fire, Komen has come out endorsing human embryonic stem cell research [].

In a Fall 2006 newsletter the organization said, “embryonic stem cells have the most potential for cancer stem cell research.”

That is not true [adult and umbilical cord stem cells are presently being used to successfully treat thousands of patients every year].

Beside that, taking stem cells from human embryonic persons KILLS THEM.

Plaxo (online address book service) is raising awareness of breast cancer by urging its users to use its eCard service. Plaxo is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the new eCard subscriber fee to Susan G Komen for the Cure.

There is a link between Komen, Planned Parenthood and abortion.

“Those using Plaxo should discontinue it until they stop donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. You can contact Plaxo by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 650-254-5400.”

[Rock for Life Report, 11Oct07]

[8October2007, Biothethics Defense Fund: Media contact: Dorinda C. Bordlee, Esq.,504-231-7234, [email protected]]