Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation Flip Flops on Planned Parenthood Decision

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Kathryn E. Darden
Feb 4, 2012
Mother & baby photo from MorgueFile

For the past couple of days, the world has watched the The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation waffle on its decision whether or not to continue funding the nation's largest abortion machine, Planned Parenthood. At first Komen publicly announced its decision to stop sending $700,000 to Planned Parenthood, citing the fact that Planned Parenthood is currently under federal investigation for using public money to perform abortions. Then Koman reversed its decision.

Many who had been following Komen's decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood believed Komen had reached the same decision a growing number of cancer researchers and endocrinologists have reached in numerous studies since 1957 -- a “30% greater chance of developing breast cancer” for women who have had abortions.

In one instance in 2002, Angela Lanfranchi, MD, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, testified under oath in a California lawsuit against Planned Parenthood that she had private conversations with leading experts who agreed abortion raises breast cancer risk, but they refused to discuss it publicly, saying it was “too political.”

While abortion is very political as well as Big Business, and Planned Parenthood's President Cecile Richards boasts about the “more than $3 million” her abortion franchise raised this week, there is no doubt in study after study after study that abortion harms women, emotionally, psychologically and physically.

Reportedly, the Koman funds are intended to help provide breast exams and other services at Planned Parenthood clinics. Stanton Healthcare, a life-affirming medical clinic located next to Planned Parenthood in Boise, Idaho, encourages Komen to consider giving grant money to clinics that do not perform abortions. Brandi Swindell, Founder and President of Stanton Healthcare, states; "There are hundreds of medical clinics across the nation that provide quality women's medical and professional care. The Susan G. Komen Foundation can and should partner with these clinics. It is ludicrous and a myth to think that women's health care will suffer if the Susan G. Komen Foundation chooses other clinics to provide breast exams. There is nothing magical about Planned Parenthood. Many other clinics would provide quality and professional health care without being the largest abortion provider in the world."

Stanton Healthcare notes that Planned Parenthood already has $1,000,000,000 in assets, makes approximately $110,000,000 from the 332,000 abortions it provides annualy and receives $480,000,000 in taxpayer funding each year.

According to Austin Ruse, President, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, "What the week has shown is that Planned Parenthood, an organization that is under criminal investigation all over this country, will stop at nothing to maintain their stranglehold on organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation."

Commenting over the outrage of the media and Planned Parenthood supporters, Bill Keller, the world's leading Internet Evangelist state, "Every 24 hours we slaughter approximately 4,000 innocent babies. Where is the outrage about that in the media, in the halls of Congress?"

Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI), a Planned Parenthood watchdog group comments, "The reasons Komen gave for ending support of Planned Parenthood were valid and the decision was wise. Do those reasons no longer exist or does wisdom no longer exist?"

I am inclined to agree with Stanton Healthcare, Austin Ruse and Douglas Scott, and I find it alarming that Planned Parenthood and their activists could apply enough pressure to cause Komen to reverse its decision and risk the health of more women and their unborn infants.

Life Decisions International says other nonprofit organizations that have ties to Planned Parenthood "and/or its agenda" include groups such as AARP, American Cancer Society, Amnesty International, Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire, Dr. Phil Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Easter Seals, Girl Scouts, March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Education Association, Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rotary Clubs, Salvation Army, Save the Children, YMCA, and YWCA.

Sources:
http://www.skinhealthbeauty.com/2012/02/01/susan-g-komen-breast-cancer-f...
http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/17/abortion-has-caused-300k-breast-cance...
Stanton Healthcare 2/4/12 Press Release
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute 2/4/12 Press Release
Life Decisions International 2/4/12 Press Release
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