Report: Susan G. Komen donated over $600,000 to Planned Parenthood in 2009-2010
STAFFORD, Virginia, August 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Even as scientific evidence connecting breast cancer to abortion and the use of the oral contraceptive pill continues to mount, one breast cancer cure charity, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is funding the abortion giant Planned Parenthood to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a new report.
Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), a project of the American Life League dedicated to shutting down Planned Parenthood, released a report on August 24 detailing the $629,159 in funding various Komen affiliates contributed directly to Planned Parenthood affiliates across the US in 2009-2010, according to the 990 Forms Komen submitted to the IRS for those years.
While Komen has repeatedly denied the abortion-breast cancer link, numerous researchers say that the evidence is already overwhelming.
The issue arose as early as 1994 when Dr. Janet Daling, a pro-choice cancer researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, found a connection between abortion and breast cancer.
Dr. Daling’s findings, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, revealed that women under age 18 who had an induced abortion had an increased breast cancer risk of 150%. Overall, she found, women who have an induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 50%.
“I would have loved to have found no association between breast cancer and abortion,” Dr. Daling wrote, “but our research is rock solid, and our data is accurate. It’s not a matter of believing. It’s a matter of what is.”
Numerous other studies since then have corroborated her findings.
In July of this year Karen Malec of the Coalition of Abortion/Breast Cancer criticized Komen for fundraising to find a cure for breast cancer, and then giving the money to Planned Parenthood which, in her words, “is the primary cause of the breast cancer epidemic.”
“It’s more than ironic that Planned Parenthood receives contributions from an organization allegedly dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer,” Malec said. “Abortion and the birth control pill – which Planned Parenthood sells – are risk factors for the disease. It’s certainly bad for business to tell women the truth about the abortion-breast cancer link. Knowledge of that risk would cause some to turn their backs on induced abortion and cut into Planned Parenthood’s profits.”
Malec also noted that, according to Komen’s 990 Forms submitted to the IRS for 2010, the charity gave millions to at least five research and educational facilities that engage in embryonic stem cell research, research that has yet to provide even a single positive treatment or cure for any disease, yet involves the destruction of countless unborn children.
“Komen’s Parent Return for 2010 shows that millions of dollars in grants were given to research facilities that have policies supporting experiments on human embryos,” Malec said.