SC Diocese Takes a Stand Against Komen Foundation

Our hats off to the leadership of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston for withdrawing participation in the “Race for the Cure” in Charleston, South Carolina because the sponsoring organization, the Susan G. Komen Foundation gives some of its money to Planned Parenthood.

A diocese spokesman said the Catholic Church supports every person’s right to life – and it would be inconsistent to help raise money for an organization that passed that money along to a pro-abortion organization like Planned Parenthood.

This “Race for the Cure” promotion is the biggest fundraising gig for the breast cancer industry – and it appears that the Komen Foundation is the nation’s largest breast cancer fundraising machine.

According to press reports, the Komen Foundation responded by arguing that grants are given out by local boards – and sometimes money goes to Planned Parenthood clinics offering breast cancer screenings.

But the Diocese and the Komen Foundation both fail to discuss the larger, darker issue here. One could almost overlook the evils of using Planned Parenthood to conduct breast cancer screenings – by focusing on the fact that more women could be getting early screening. But using Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, to help with breast cancer is something like the American Lung Association using a major tobacco company to conduct tests for lung cancer.

We will undoubtedly see rising numbers of breast cancer cases in the next decade, as more post-abortive women mature. Yet folks at Planned Parenthood, the Komen Foundation and the National Cancer Institute – that is, those with a vested interest in the politics of abortion and the big cash of “finding a cure” – will happily turn a blind eye to research demonstrating a link between abortion and breast cancer.

And I’d like to remind our readers that an excellent brochure on the linkage between breast cancer and abortion can be viewed at AbortionBreastCancer.com, a website sponsored by the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer.





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