Komen Causing Breast Cancer by Funding Planned Parenthood
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 4/16/12 1:33 PM
The head of a women’s group that examines the link between abortion and breast cancer says Komen for the Cure is going against its own mission of stopping breast cancer by renewing funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
As LifeNews reported, Komen for the Cure has officially buckled to pressure from Planned Parenthood and 17 affiliates of the national breast cancer charity will provide grants for the abortion business this calendar year.
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer says Komen, which attempted earlier this year to withdraw from its long-standing relationship with Planned Parenthood but recently renewed it, is causing women to contract breast cancer by funding the abortion agency.
Malec added: “Planned Parenthood sells cancer-causing abortions and oral contraceptives (the birth control pill). According to medical texts, increased childbearing, starting before age 24, substantially reduces breast cancer risk. Fifty-two of 68 studies and biological and experimental evidence link abortion with increased risk. The World Health Organization lists estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives as a risk factor for cancers of the breast, liver and cervix. Oral contraceptives are strongly linked with the deadly triple-negative breast cancer.”
“It’s unfortunate that Komen founder Nancy Goodman Brinker lacks the strength of character needed to protect women from Planned Parenthood’s war on their health. Brinker wilted under fire from Planned Parenthood’s orchestrated mafia shakedown,” Malec said. “Shockingly, even Big Media journalists and 26 members of Congress participated in it.”
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“Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms and breast cancer treatment. It provides manual breast exams and refers women elsewhere for mammograms,” she concluded.
Professor Joel Brind, an endocrinologist at Baruch College in New York, worked with several scientists on a 1996 paper published in the Journal of Epidemiol Community Health showing a “30% greater chance of developing breast cancer” for women who have induced abortions. He said last year that as many as 300,000 women have died as a result of breast cancer contracted due to abortions.
“If we take the overall risk of breast cancer among women to be about 10% (not counting abortion), and raise it by 30%, we get 13% lifetime risk,” Brind explains. Using the 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade figure, we get 1.5 million excess cases of breast cancer. At an average mortality of 20% since 1973, that would mean that legal abortion has resulted in some 300,000 additional deaths due to breast cancer since Roe v. Wade.”
Figures from August 2011 directly from the Komen for the Cure foundation show 18 affiliates of the breast cancer charity gave a total of more than $569,000 to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2010. That was down from the $731,303 Komen officials publicly confirmed in October 2010, when they acknowledged that 20 of the 122 Komen affiliates gave to Planned Parenthood during the 2009 fiscal year.