Komen connection

Hmm, had intended to publish this post nearly two weeks ago. Don’t recall what prevented that from happening, but am glad to find it.

Was looking for the articles referenced in it, because today I received an email from a fellow pro-lifer that led me to yet another sponsor of the SGKomen organization. Take a look at this link and see if you still want to use your current email provider:

http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Causes/Default.aspx

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In searching for the Planned Parenthood articles, I found this one that reminded me of what I discovered in several stores this week:

http://www.lifenews.com/state3673.html

Komen Affiliate in California Gives Grant to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor
November 30, 2008

Excerpts:

Planned Parenthood watchdog group released information in August showing chapters of the Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer group gave affiliates of the national abortion business over $700,000 last fiscal year.

“This is an appalling lack of concern for the women the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is supposed to be helping,” Silver added.

Figures from STOPP International show Komen chapters giving $711,485 from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 to Planned Parenthood affiliates.

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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.

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.

There are 17 statistically significant studies that show a link between abortion and breast cancer, 8 of which were conducted in the United States.

The Komen grants to Planned Parenthood prompted medical research analyst and Hispanic outreach director Eve Sanchez Silver to resign from her leadership position within Komen.

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She [Silver] indicated the Komen representatives also appeared to be “more concerned about assisting women after they had contracted breast cancer, than informing them to avoid breast cancer risk by avoiding abortions and having [an] early, full term pregnancy.”

See also http://www.lifenews.com/nat3849.html for the article about “released information” = Komen Gave Planned Parenthood Abortion Businesses Over $700K Last Year

And http://www.lifenews.com/nat2640.html = Komen Officials Meet Pro-Life Leaders on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor
October 6, 2006

Excerpt:

During the meeting, Brind, the foremost authority on the breast cancer-abortion link, said Komen’s funding Planned Parenthood made no sense because abortions are one of the biggest causes of breast cancer.

He pointed out that breast cancer cases have risen 40 percent since abortion was made virtually unlimited in the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.

Colorado Right to Life board members Phillip Hendrix and Jo Scott and Vice President Leslie Hanks also attended the meeting and said they were grateful for the opportunity for “dialogue.”

“It is the fervent hope of Colorado Right to Life that the Susan G. Komen Foundation will take the information that Eve Silver, Dr. Brind and CRL shared, to the women who need to know,” the group said in its statement.

“Women must be told the truth about the ABC link, in order to protect themselves from this deadly disease,” the group said.

Silver resigned from Komen in September 2004 after the organization told her it would not stop funding Planned Parenthood.

“The Foundation has done so much for so many women through its programs and research grants,” Sanchez Silver told LifeNews.com at the time. “But this revelation about Planned Parenthood and [Komen], indicates a well thought out funding strategy.”

According to former Komen public relations director Kristin Kelly, Komen affiliates awarded $38.4 million in grants to support community outreach programs in 2003. That figure includes 21 grants to their local Planned Parenthood chapters totaling more than $475,000.

This week I was in several stores (I’m not a shopper, but sometimes you just have to make yourself get out there) and discovered that certain calendars are  being marketed to appeal to consumers who want to support breast cancer research. That sounds terrific, until you look at who is the recipient of those purchases: at least some funds go to the Komen Foundation!

I haven’t time to research all the options, so I don’t know how many different names might all be linked to that same foundation, but I write this to alert you to buy carefully!  A day or two after I learned about the “Pink Ribbon Collection” of calendars, I also saw that a variety of other school/office supplies from different manufacturers are also being sold with the intention of some of their proceeds going to various breast cancer research organizations.

If you have more information about this, please let me know. I wish I could spend more time on the research!

For example:

What is the evidence to prove or disprove any connection between

“The Breast Cancer Research Foundation” and

“Susan G. Komen for the Cure”?

(That second one was formerly named “Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation” according to
http://www.komenaustin.org/site/PageServer?pagename=whomain.)

Since I don’t know (yet) whether or not BCRF supports Planned Parenthood, I won’t list the corporate sponsors/partners of BCRF. But the articles at the beginning of this post show that Komen supports PP so here is the link to the corporate partners of Komen: http://ww5.komen.org/corporatepartners.aspx. It’s up to you to decide how much or how little you will support  those corporations. 

Remember, if you have more information about this subject, please let me know!!!

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