Komen for the Cure’s Planned Parenthood Ties Must be Exposed

Opinion   |   Brad Mattes   |   Oct 14, 2011   |   4:28PM   |   Washington, DC

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Susan G. Komen Foundation is hungry for “research” funds and is going full-force after them. Shockingly, many still don’t know that the nation’s most visible breast cancer research organization funds Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business.

When you closely look at Komen and Planned Parenthood’s relationship, you’ll see that their financial ties have existed for quite some time. During 2010—the latest year figures that are available—18 Komen affiliates gave more than a half-million dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood. Since 2005, more than $3 million has gone toward Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills from the Komen Foundation.

It appears that money speaks louder than women’s safety for these two organizations working hand-in-hand.

The connection is counterproductive to Komen’s mission to end breast cancer. Numerous studies from 1957 to the present have linked abortion to an increased risk in deadly breast cancer for women. With this frightening connection, it makes no sense why this close association with Planned Parenthood should have ever existed.

We did a special TV episode on Facing Life Head-On highlighting Komen’s dark side. It gives you the details you need to warn other women of this ominous danger, and Komen’s desire to hide potential life-saving facts from them.

In this episode, I had the enlightening opportunity to interview Eve Silver, formerly on the board of Komen’s Latino Advisory Committee. Eve is a two-time breast cancer survivor who found out that the abortion she had years earlier increased her risk for the disease. Not only did she become aware of the 36 scientific studies supporting the deadly link, but also of Komen’s funding of Planned Parenthood.

You’ll hear from Dr. Angela Lanfranchi who, with her team of physicians, has studied the abortion-breast cancer link for years. They’ve been on the forefront of bringing this truth to light.

Finally, you’ll learn about The Coalition on Abortion and Breast Cancer—an organization started by my good friend Karen Malec—that highlights Komen and Planned Parenthood’s connection.

Once you’ve watched the show, please share it with your friends. The Komen-Planned Parenthood connection is one that needs to be widely exposed. With your help we can keep the pressure on, equip more people with the truth and save lives.

LifeNews.com Note: Bradley Mattes is the executive director of Life Issues Institute, a national pro-life educational group. Mattes is a veteran of the pro-life cause, with over 35 years of educational, political and humanitarian experience.