Friday, October 05, 2007


DENVER, Colorado, October 3, 2007
Contact: Leslie Hanks 720-394-8946, Lolita Hanks, RN, BSN, FNP 720-218-5050

Colorado Right to Life is challenging the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation to stop touting breast cancer awareness, while keeping
women in the dark about the real causes of breast cancer. The latest
study reporting an abortion-breast cancer link published just
yesterday in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is
entitled, "The Breast Cancer Epidemic." Among seven identified risk
factors, abortion was found to be the "best predictor of breast
cancer," with fertility listed as another useful predictor. (Carroll,
P. The breast cancer epidemic: modeling and forecasts based on
abortion and other risk factors." J Am Phys Surg Vol. 12, No. 3 (Fall
2007) 72-78. download the study at:

This study by Patrick Carroll of PAPRI in London showed that countries
with higher abortion rates, such as England & Wales, expect a
substantial increase in breast cancer incidence. Where abortion rates
are low (i.e., Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) a smaller
increase is expected. In countries that report a decline in abortion,
(i.e., Denmark and Finland) a decline in breast cancer is anticipated.

During a meeting last October with Komen officials in Denver, Komen
media consultant, DanaBrandorff, told Colorado Right to Life leaders
and former national Komen advisory board member, Eve Sanchez Silver
that they weren't interested in telling women the truth about the well
documented abortion - breast cancer link.

Ms. Silver was appalled at the stunning lack of information the Komen
representatives had about basic breast physiology. When challenged about their refusal to stop
giving funds to America's largest abortion provider and to inform women that abortion of a first
pregnancy greatly increases exposure to future risk of breast cancer, the Komen officials made
this ridiculous assertion:

"We aren't so much about the prevention, we are all about the cure,"
noted Brandorff.

Raising the hopes of desperate women and their families while refusing
to acknowledge the a-bc link, ( is
dishonest. Beyond that irresponsible approach to treating women as if
they can't handle the truth, the whole Race for the Cure premise is
steeped in fraud.

"Even the tobacco industry wouldn't have had the nerve to try to
defraud smokers about the risk of using their products with the same audacity," said CRTL V.P., Leslie Hanks.

"Komen perpetuates breast cancer by giving funds to Planned
Parenthood. They claim the funds are for breast screening but we know
that breast screening is down 15% at Planned Parenthood and abortions are
up 23%."

"Colorado women deserve the truth that abortion of a first pregnancy
is linked with a doubling of the risk of future breast cancer. Raising millions to cure a
disease that is largely avoidable is despicable," said Hanks.