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Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood

This week’s decision by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a major breast cancer organization, to defund Planned Parenthood, a major abortion provider, has predictably caused a furor in the media.

Although this action was apparently taken because Komen refuses to support any organization that is under investigation , it makes sense from another point of view:

Breast cancer has been linked to abortion.  Since this is a very hot topic, politically and ideologically, and since huge amounts of money and vested interests are involved, the published data are contradictory.   Even so, it seems difficult to avoid the breast cancer-abortion link without being arbitrary about what data to include and leave out of studies.

Note that the relationship between breast cancer and abortion was not the reason given by Komen for defunding Planned Parenthood. Even so, there is a great deal of truth and poetic justice involved.

If you wish to encourage Susan G. Komen for the Cure, now under heavy attack by the abortion movement, you can send a supportive email to news at komen dot org.

Unfortunately Komen’s decision was later reversed.  Do know that if you support Komen you are also supporting Planned Parenthood and its policy of abortion…which has been linked to higher breast cancer rates.

This post is shared with concerned women at No Ordinary Blog Hop, Encourage One Another Wednesday, and Women Living Well Wednesdays.


  1. Jenn4him says:

    I have not read a lot about this, but enough to think this is a great decision they’ve made.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      It was great while it lasted, but the backlash was too fierce. So sad for women and babies, and for society in general.

  2. Diane says:

    I hadn’t heard about this . . . thank you for the heads up! I will be paying attention now! Thank you for sharing on NOBH!

  3. I am so sad that the decision was reversed! I am so glad you added the link on the ABC connection! Thanks, Annie!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, it is sad. You’re welcome for the ABC link.

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