KFC Bashed for Promoting Komen While Breast Cancer Group Links to Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
April 29, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Kentucky Fried Chicken has started a new fundraising campaign to bring in money from the sales of pink buckets of chicken to benefit the Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation. But pro-life groups are up in arms because Komen denies the abortion-breast cancer link and donates to Planned Parenthood.
Angela Martin, the executive director of Maryland Right to Life, told LifeNews.com that the Komen partnership with the KFC is raising eyebrows, with consumer groups complaining that the fat and calorie-laden chicken doesn’t contribute to good health.
"The jury is still out on whether eating Kentucky-fried chicken increases breast cancer risk, but that hasn’t stopped the pundits from registering their disapproval," she said.
But what is more clear, Martin explained, is that Komen has close ties with Planned Parenthood and ignores the abortion-breast cancer link.
Komen affiliates have given Planned Parenthood $3 million between 2003 and 2008 and $805,000 in the 2008 fiscal year, according to STOPP International.
"The Komen Foundation seems to have a record of ignoring potential risk factors, though. A cursory examination of their web site shows complete disavowal of any possibility that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer despite growing evidence that an abortion-breast cancer link is scientifically defensible," Martin says.
"It also shows links to Planned Parenthood, perhaps the world’s largest purveyor of abortion services," she added.
Martin told Lifenews.com, "If Komen truly cares about reducing breast cancer incidence and saving women’s lives, it should devote itself to seeking the truth about abortion and breast cancer."
A January 2010 study called abortion a "known risk factor" for breast cancer and cited a study conducted by the prestigious Janet Daling group of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Daling and her colleagues showed between a 20 and 50 percent increased breast cancer risk for women having abortions compare to those who carried their pregnancies to term.
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