Thursday, March 9, 2006

Decoding the Komen Foundation

Though most of their events are held in October (breast cancer awareness month), as springtime approaches, the Susan G. Komen foundation is starting to hold more and more of their “Race for the Cure” events around the country. Registration is beginning, and therefore it is vital that you know the truth about Komen and their close ties to the Planned Parenthood as well as their deceptive lies that there is not a link between contraceptives, abortion and breast cancer.

It is irresponsible that they attempt to claim that abortion is not linked to breast cancer when there is plenty of research that confirms this. Furthermore, Komen in many states is a direct funder of the Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider.

The best information on the link between abortion and breast cancer is from the Coalition for Abortion/ Breast Cancer and the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute. Together, they have a very nicely done DVD called "Abortion Breast Cancer Link: What every woman has the right to know." Let's take a look at some of the things they have to say regarding abortion and breast cancer.

The risk factors of estrogen exposure and breast immaturity can also act in concert with one another, causing greater risk. For example, if a teenager, who has not had a full-term pregnancy (she is nulliparous), takes birth control pills, her risk of breast cancer is much higher than it is for a woman who has had several children and then takes birth control pills. A woman who gets pregnant increases her estrogen level 2,000 percent by the end of the first trimester. If her pregnancy goes to full term, she will have lower breast cancer risk by developing full breast maturity. If it ends before 32 weeks, by very premature birth or induced abortion, she will have increased risk as she will not get the benefit of full breast maturation, but instead be left with more places for breast cancer to start. Spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) in the first trimester do not increase breast cancer risk because they are associated with low estrogen levels.BCP Institute

Also, don't forget that the birth control pill has been declared carcinogenic to humans by World Health Organization.

An IARC Monographs Working Group has concluded that combined estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives and combined estrogen-progestogen menopausal therapy are carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), after a thorough review of the published scientific evidence…

The Working Group concluded that combined oral contraceptives alter the risk of several common cancers in women. They increase a woman's risk of cervical cancer, breast cancer, and liver cancer. World Health Organization

With all of the financial support and media attention that the Planned Parenthood and Komen have from many angles, it is easy for them to spread their propaganda. The Planned Parenthood does NOT exist to give pap smears and basic gyn care. They exist to spread promiscuity, birth control, premarital sex and abortion. They only provide these other services in a vain attempt to give credibility to their deadly agenda. Furthermore, though abortion is legal, very few ob/gyn's perform them. Most abortions are performed at Planned Parenthood clinics or at free-standing abortion clinics. Free-standing clinics do not offer any other services except birth control and abortion. This shows how intimately connected these two moral evils really are.

Organizations like the Coalition for ABC and the BCP Institute need voices of compassionate people who are sad and grieving over the devastation of breast cancer to loudly proclaim their message. You can get this message to the media through letters to the editor or by inviting a speaker such as Charnette Messee to your area and widely advertising it, especially to the media through press releases. You can also boycott or picket the Komen walk; many pro-life groups have done this in the past. You could also help organize or promote a Silent No More Awareness Campaign event in your area.

Last but not least, please keep all women with breast cancer and their families in your prayers.


  1. The passage you quote from BCP states that full-term pregnancies lower breast cancer risk. It does not state that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, and in fact does not mention abortion at all. If other passages in that document actually do demonstrate a causal link between abortion and breast cancer, perhaps you should quote them instead.

  2. ack! i can tell i'm exhausted! i had two quotes, and posted the wrong one! the quote has been corrected- enjoy.