Racing For the Cure? – Don’t Be Fooled
 March 2009

Are you or your friends entering a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race For the Cure? Rest assured that little if any of your contribution will go toward research on the link between abortion and breast cancer, but some of your money may go to abortion provider Planned Parenthood, as it does in California and at least nine other states. Surprised? Read on.

The Komen mission statement is “To eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.” If this is so, why has their website not only failed to acknowledge abortion as a major risk factor, but had the audacity to state there is NO connection? There are 28 worldwide studies spanning 45 years that show abortion is a BIG factor. You can read about it at

Something is very inconsistent between what the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation says and does. Visit their website at and see for yourself. Grants go to study almost any aspect of breast cancer except abortion. It has been as granular as a study for breast cancer among lesbian women then yet another subset study on black lesbian women, but nothing for the most avoidable risk factor – abortion. 

Obviously, not every woman who has breast cancer has had an abortion, just as not every automobile accident involves a drunk driver. However, just as driving drunk will dramatically increase the risk of an accident, abortion increases the risk of breast cancer. Today in America, one woman in eight will get breast cancer. For women who abort their second or subsequent pregnancy, this increases to one in six. For those who abort their first pregnancy, the chance of getting breast cancer is one in five. If a woman comes from a family with a history of breast cancer, has used contraceptives, and then aborts her first pregnancy, she is virtually assured of getting breast cancer. And one in four women who get breast cancer dies from it.

The Orange County Komen website stated that over $2.5 million was raised in their 2006 race for the cure. Of that, 25% was dedicated to research and 75% to education, screening, diagnosis and treatment. Have you ever seen any Komen Foundation educational material acknowledge the abortion/breast cancer connection? Such information would be very important to women who are considering an abortion. The number choosing to abort is staggering, accounting for 1.3 million abortions each year, which cause at least an additional 44,000 cases of breast cancer and 11,000 deaths. An ounce of educational prevention is worth a ton of screening, diagnosis and treatment.

And why would the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which has raised over $1 billion since 1982, be giving money to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America? This year the Orange County Komen Affiliate again gave a grant to Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties for a "Breast Health Program". The stated goal of the project is “to encourage breast cancer risk-reduction and early detection behavior among young women in Orange County”. The irony is appalling. 

If the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is sincere in its mission statement, they should be forthright, open, and pro-active in exposing the abortion/ breast cancer connection. Until you see them do that, save your time and money, otherwise you are just supporting a big business with a pro-abortion agenda.

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