Sunday, November 13, 2005

Komen Ups Planned Parenthood Funding
By Eve Sánchez Silver
Executive Director

The Aspen [Susan G.] Komen [Breast Cancer] foundation (SGK) one of the largest grant-making organizations in its service area [has designated funds to the] Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Springs Health Center, for clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds to uninsured and underinsured women with a focus on Latina women: $12,887. (Aspen Times, 11/03/05)

In 2003 this writer resigned as a charter member of The National Hispanic Latina Advisory Council of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation upon receiving an article from a colleague which suggested that SGK was funding Planned Parenthood.

She thought it was a lie. It wasn't.

As a two-time breast cancer survivor and charter member of SGK she had quieted her personal convictions to work with a determined freedom, within The National Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council, towards the eradication of breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, and, with the other honorable multi-cultural councils of SGK. She was honored, purposeful and committed to The SGK Foundation.

Upon investigating the allegations that SGK was indeed funding Planned Parenthood through affiliate grants, she resigned from SGK, canceling several speaking engagements around the country and resigning as well from her own beloved council. The Foundation's decision to affirm life with one hand and support its destruction with the other was unacceptable.

The Komen Foundation has boosted its grants by 30% and is using Latina women to funnel funds to Planned Parenthood. Latinas are being sold-out by Planned Parenthood who claims to be using breast services to under-served populations to save lives. This is an egregious lie. Planned Parenthood’s own records show that when Planned Parenthood of North Texas received Komen funding in 2003, ostensibly for “breast services”, abortion services went UP and breast services went DOWN. Money is fungible. Komen naively states that they are providing funds that will have nothing to do with abortion. At Planned Parenthood ? Oh, give us a break! Here is what used to pop into people’s head when they thought of these organizations:
Planned Parenthood: ABORTION
That’s no longer the case. The organizations have melded into one giant organization abortion-funding machine:
Based on their shared ideologies, Komen and Planned Parenthood have generated great synergy with Komen seducing people in, via fund raisers for breast cancer, and consistently raising their funding to Planned Parenthood, who waits in the shadows to hack them up in the background: They race through the country on other people’s sneakers, picking up dollars as they go. Together they have finally been able to put a pepto-pink-pastel-party race-face on Planned Parenthood’s murder machine. Pay no attention to the abortionist behind the screen, “breast cancer services” will draw people in via The Komen Race, and other fund raising events that add to Planned Parenthood coffers. Funds get to Planned Parenthood by using under-served groups as the funnel, breast services as the reason and Planned Parenthood gets a little more chump-change to use so that they are freer to murder people’s children with the now extra money they have in the other pocket of their surgical pants.

Abortion kills the child and later the mother, through breast cancer. Komen-Planned Parenthood denies the Abortion-Breast Cancer link. These are the undeniable physiological facts concerning the breast:
-The breast is the only organ not fully developed at birth
-The breast is NEVER mature until after 32 weeks of pregnancy
-Interruption of a pregnancy before 32 weeks leaves cancer prone lobules exposed to the DNA damaging affects of estrogen, a hormone that causes breast cell proliferation
-50 out of 50 studies show that even ONE abortion places women at high risk of having pre-mature births.

Peer reviewed and dependable studies show these factors to be true, however, those making dollars from abortion victims hide these facts. Smoking and lung cancer information was denied for 50 years so that the tobacco industry could grow rich. The current US trend is to rely on the discredited Melbye and Beral studies (Ethics & Medics, 2004 -, 11/04, Angela Lanfranchi, MD; Dr. Joel Brind, Ph. D.

Latinas and other women of color are outraged that The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation supports Planned Parenthood an organization with murder at its heart, and designed from its inception to eliminate people of color, as its founder Margaret Sanger intended.

All women must be alerted to the facts and informed of the increased risk factors in the link between abortion and breast cancer. The ever-escalating affiliate funding funnels from Komen to Planned Parenthood show their ideological solidarity and unity. They have melded into one dangerous unit, and lives are at stake.Let’s call it what it is: KOMEN-PLANNED PARENTHOOD, the murder machine.