October was Breast Cancer Awareness month and many people from all over still want to do their part and support breast cancer research, early detection and finding a cure. What you may not know is that the money you donate or raise to support breast cancer awareness may in fact be going to fund abortions.
A link has been confirmed between Susan G. Komen, the nation’s most widely known organization for promoting breast cancer awareness, and Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion facilitator. In 2009, it was estimated that affiliates of the Komen organization gave $7.5 million to Planned Parenthood. That is slightly more than the $731,000 Komen claimed on its website.
John Hammarley, spokesman for Komen, assured the public in an interview with the Daily Caller that the funding was sent for breast cancer screenings and watched very closely. However, the number of breast cancer services offered by Planned Parenthood dropped by 4 percent in 2008, while the number of abortions rose by 6 percent during the same period. The fact that they contributed $7.5 million to the largest promoter and provider of abortion does not sit well with anyone involved in the Life mission.
The irony is that Komen has funded the largest provider of abortions, although there is research that links having an abortion with an increased risk of getting breast cancer later in life. One would think that a foundation that promotes breast cancer awareness would educate women to avoid any behavior that might increase the risk of contracting cancer.
For anyone who wishes to donate to breast cancer research, or to support awareness, there are a number of lesser known foundations that are Pro-Life and do not support the destruction of human embryos used for research:
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Lids from Dannon yogurt can be cashed in until the end of November to help raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation here: http://www.cupsofhope.com/
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research
Click below to read about Heidi Floyd, a survivor who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her first trimester and chose to give her baby life even though her doctor told her an abortion was her only option.
Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer (ABC)