Komen releases statement on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
by Sarah CrawfordThursday, January 12, 2012
November 30, 2011, Susan G. Komen released a statement regarding their involvement in Human Embryonic Stem Cell research. The breast cancer research and awareness foundation explicitly states that they have nothing to do with Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
From the Komen website:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has never funded human embryonic stem cell research (HESCR) nor does Komen currently fund H-ESCR. Komen supports research on the isolation, derivation, production, and testing of stem cells that are capable of producing all or almost all of the cell types of the developing body and may result in improved understanding of or treatments for breast cancer, but are derived without creating a human embryo or destroying a human embryo.
The breast cancer foundation has been in the news as of late regarding their connection with the abortion business, Planned Parenthood. Releasing this statement is a move in the right direction for Komen. The Pro-Life community continues to urge Komen to cease funding Planned Parenthood and to support Life on all levels.