Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The relationship between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood

I read this article last night with a very sad heart... Susan G. Komen for the Cure have a partnership with Planned Parenthood.

It is very hypocritical that Susan G. Komen's (a fundraising group dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure for breast cancer) - chapters have given money to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider. And medical organizations now recognize that abortion raises a woman's risk for breast cancer.

Now why should I help support a group that is seeking to find a cure when they are actively giving money to an organization that is increasing the risk of breast cancer?

This is an outrage!!
A new video released by a group that serves as a watchdog for information on the link between abortion and breast cancer exposes the relationship between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business.

Karen Malec, the head of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer tells that the video, "Komen's Dark Side," exposes the irregular relationship between the breast cancer organization and Planned Parenthood.

In 2007 alone, 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.

The video reports on the cover-up of the abortion-breast cancer link and, with an airing soon on TBN, could explain the link and the relationship to millions of households.

"Komen's officials have no right to keep women in the dark about a breast cancer risk, while at the same time giving funds to Planned Parenthood, a primary cause of the breast cancer epidemic," Malec says.

The video explains the biological explanation behind the abortion-breast cancer link and how abortion advocates and cancer groups are preventing women from getting the information.

"The cancer fundraising industry is covering up the link, in part, because it is not good for fundraising to tell donors their abortions may be responsible for their breast cancers," Malec added.

excerpts above from LifeNews

Q-A: Why would a woman who has an induced abortion before her first full-term pregnancy (FFTP) suffer an increased risk of developing breast cancer?

A woman’s breast is especially sensitive to carcinogenic (ie, cancer producing) influences before she delivers her first child. When a woman becomes pregnant, a number of hormone levels increase dramatically in her body. Three especially notable ones are estradiol, progesterone (ie, the female sexual hormones), and hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin). All of these hormones, especially the latter, serve to stimulate immature breast cells to mature into fully differentiated cells [1]. If this process is artificially interrupted by way of an induced abortion, the hormone levels drop suddenly and dramatically, thereby suspending the natural process of maturation of many of the woman’s breast cells. This is referred to as a “hormonal blow” by researchers. These cells are now “vulnerable” to carcinogens because they started the maturation process but were never able to complete it. (Cells that have fully matured are less vulnerable to carcinogens than cells that are in the process of maturation).

Q-B: Do any animal models support the claim that abortions early in life increase breast cancer risk?

Yes. Russo and Russo, in their classic work published in 1980 [2], studied several groups of rats which were given a specific carcinogen (cancer producing agent) called DMBA. They noted that 77% of the rats who underwent an abortion developed breast cancer and 69% of the virgin rats developed breast cancer, but 0% of the rats who were allowed to complete their pregnancy developed breast cancer.

Q-C: Could you tell me about the history of the abortion/breast cancer debate?

As early as 1957, Segi et al noted that women who had induced abortions had at least a 2-fold increased risk of breast cancer [3]. In 1981, Pike et al [4] published their notable work showing that young women (under the age of 32) who had experienced an abortion before their first full-term pregnancy (FFTP) had a 140% increased risk of breast cancer. A number of studies followed but in 1994, Daling et al [5] published a large study which noted that women who had an abortion before their FFTP suffered a 40% increased risk. This risk increased to 150% if the adolescent had her abortion before the age of 18. In addition, Daling et al noted that if adolescents under the age of 18 aborted a baby that was more than 8 weeks old, they suffered an 800% increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Finally, in 1996, in what is openly regarded as the most meticulous and comprehensive meta-analysis (ie, a synthesis of all the major studies done in a particular field concluding in an overall risk for the pooled studies) of all the abortion/breast cancer research articles ever done, Brind et al [6] found that women who had an abortion before their FFTP had a 50% increased risk of developing breast cancer whereas women who had an abortion after their FFTP sustained a 30% increased risk."
to read more about the research click here

As of 2003, 29 out of 39 studies show that women who had an induced abortion have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as noted in the bar graph below. (click to enlarge image)


Always On Watch said...

Hmmmm....Now that I think of it, all but one of the women with breast cancer -- I'm referring to the women I know personally -- had an induced abortion in college.

Good post, though I hate reading about the connection between Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood.

a red voice said...

Yes it is sad, my husband has done some interpreting work for Komen for the Cure here in Portland, OR - and he says it doesn't surprise him at all that they are connected with PP as they are a very socialist run group.
However, I wasn't aware of this - so it was very sad for me, because now I won't be contributing to their cause as it funds abortions.