DALLAS, February 22, 2005 ( – On of America’s largest breast cancer research foundations is funnelling money into the abortion industry via Planned Parenthood.

Although indisputable evidence links induced abortion with an increase in breast cancer risk, both the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Planned Parenthood conveniently deny the link. 

The Komen Foundation, famous for its annual “Race for the Cure” cancer research fundraising event – raised $154 million in funding for 2003, according to financial reports. The foundation gave $475 thousand to Planned Parenthood that same year. That move prompted medical research analyst and former employee of the foundation Eve Sanchez Silver to resign her position there. 

Silver told the Cybercast News Service (CNSNews) Tuesday, “You can’t affirm life with one hand and support an organization that kills people with the other.”

“As far as I’m concerned, anything they do in the way of drawing women in for any kind of service would simply be to acclimate them to their organization until they’re ready to have an abortion,” she said. 

Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, told, “Women have been told lies about the research and have been cruelly exploited by two industries – the breast cancer fundraising industry and the abortion industry. Women will not receive justice until they file civil lawsuits.” 

A 15-year-old who procured an abortion from a Seattle abortuary won a settlement last month after suing the clinic for failing to warn her of the breast cancer link to abortion. 

The teenaged plaintiff had a family history of breast cancer and indicated a history of cancer on the clinic intake forms. According to research in 1994 by Janet Daling and her colleagues at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, teenagers with a family history of the disease who procure abortions before age 18 have an incalculably high breast cancer risk. 

Abortions that occur before the birth of a first child are the most carcinogenic, a finding supported by biological and epidemiological evidence.

According to a National Cancer Institute (NCI) commissioned study, teens who procure abortions before age 18, more than double their risk. Girls and women have a predominance of immature, cancer-vulnerable Types 1 & 2 breast lobules, which aren’t matured into cancer-resistant Types 3 & 4 lobules until a term pregnancy takes place.

Since 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer has jumped 40 percent, from 1 in 12 to 1 in 7.5. 

Read related coverage: 

Pharmaceutical Profits behind Rejection of Abortion Breast Cancer Link

Second Successful Abortion-Cancer Lawsuit in U.S. Completed 

U.S. Abortion-Breast Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Backs Informed Consent Obligation 



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