Cancer Survivor: Remember Komen Foundation Donates to Pro-Abortion Group
by Steven Ertelt
October 13, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A cancer survivor wants to remind Americans that the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer organization has ties to the nation’s largest abortion business. Arizona pro-life advocate and cancer survivor David Roney is speaking out against donations to the group or participating in its efforts.
Roney, recently founded Survivors For Life, an organization of cancer survivors who oppose embryonic stem cell research.
He says he thinks millions of Americans are duped into thinking all of their donations go to cure breast cancer when some of them are given to Planned Parenthood, a leading pro-abortion activist group.
"The Komen Foundation, as a result of donations received from the Race for the Cure, donates a considerable amount of the money they raise to Planned Parenthood," he told LifeNews.com last week. "In fact, there has long been a tight relationship between Komen and Planned Parenthood."
In fact, as LifeNews.com has reported, chapters of the Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer group gave affiliates of the national abortion business over $700,000 last fiscal year.
Komen chapters gave $711,485 from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 to Planned Parenthood affiliates.
The amount of the grants from Komen affiliates to Planned Parenthood appears to be on the rise and 25 Komen affiliates now have a partnership with the abortion business.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure spokeswoman Rebecca Gibson previously confirmed hat 19 of the 122 Komen affiliates made grants totaling $374,253 to Planned Parenthood during the 2005-2006 fiscal year.
Komen officials have dismissed the grants saying they are for breast cancer screenings, but pro-life advocates say the money is fungible and that it frees up funds Planned Parenthood could use for breast screenings but instead uses on abortions.
The opposition to Komen goes beyond the donations and extends to the fact the breast cancer group denies the research showing women who have abortions increase their chance of contracting breast cancer by 40 percent.
"Further, the Komen Foundation, despite all scientific evidence indicating a link between abortion and breast cancer, refuses to acknowledge any such link," he said.
Roney wants the Komen Foundation to use the funds raised as advertised, to cure breast cancer not fund abortion. Until they do, Roney will continue to educate people about the "sinister duplicity" of the Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure.
Related web sites:
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – https://www.komen.org
National Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer – https://www.abortionbreastcancer.com
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