It’s October again, and that means it’s breast cancer awareness month. If we didn’t realize it at first, we were certainly reminded when we tuned in for today’s Steeler game and saw all the players and coaches wearing pink, went to the store and noticed some of our favorite products on sale in new pink packaging (with part of the proceeds going to breast cancer research), or had lunch with a friend who asked us for a donation to support her in running the race for the cure.
Breast cancer. It’s a critical women’s life issue for which awareness and research are both necessary and positive. Anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to this horrible disease would especially know that. And, for those of us who haven’t, we must be sensitive and sympathetic, realizing so many precious lives have been lost.
It makes sense to look to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the poster child for breast cancer awareness and research, to thank them for their extensive work. Yet, upon a closer look, one comes to realize that this organization, synonymous with the cause, is admittedly sending a substantial amount of raised funds directly to Planned Parenthood.
According to Eric Winer M.D., a chief scientific advisor for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, “Susan G. Komen exists for only one reason: to save lives and end breast cancer forever”. Although their strong desire to beat breast cancer is obvious, can they really say they exist to save lives? If so, why are they supplying Planned Parenthood, a nefarious organization for the destruction of life through abortion, with funding? Winer says, “as part of our financial agreements, we monitor our grantees twice a year to be sure they are spending the money in line with our agreements, and we are assured that Planned Parenthood uses these funds only for breast health education, screening, and treatment programs”. This may be the case; however, by their financial support, they are clearing the way for Planned Parenthood’s other funding to be earmarked for the shedding of innocent blood.
Should we stop supporting Susan G. Komen? That is not for me to say. Although, I don’t particularly like seeing a partnership that exists between a supposed reputable foundation standing for life and an evil business that doesn’t value life.
This being said, I implore you to consider other outlets if you are planning on donating to breast cancer research. I know I’ll be looking for alternative organizations that care about the precious lives of ALL of our loved ones, including those in the womb.