Thursday, October 08, 2009

October is Respect Life, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is a time when we pay special attention to the sanctity of human life, taking the opportnity to educate others about life issues. It is interesting that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, because there has long been established a causal link between abortion and increased risk for breast cancer. For example, women under the age of 18 or over the age of 29 who obtain induced abortions double their risk of contracting the disease.

Sadly, this information is not provided by many health organizations, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation (Komen Race for the Cure). Additionally, many do not realize that Komen in particular has an uncomfortably close relationship with abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

Figures from STOPP International show Komen chapters gave grants totaling $711,485 from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 to Planned Parenthood affiliates. Jim Sedlak, a representative of the watchdog group says the numbers are concerning given than millions of pro-life Americans participate in Komen events during the month.

Related links:
The ABC Link
Komen for the Cure Races as Research Shows Abortion-Breast Cancer Link
Komen Gave Planned Parenthood Abortion Businesses Over $700K Last Year
Bioethics Defense Fund: Breast Cancer Organizations that Do Not Support Planned Parenthood
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