- Friday, 29 October 2010 21:55
A few weeks ago I posted a brief piece on Komen Foundation giving funds to Planned Parenthood. Today, Zenit.org ran an article “Race for the Truth About the Susan G. Komen Foundation: Is Abortion and Hormonal Contraception a Prescription for Breast Cancer?” by Jenn Giroux, the executive director of Human Life International in America. Sometimes I wonder when the truth will be revealed!
- Thursday, 14 October 2010 07:45
Too many women, too many friends, have or have had, breast cancer. Just the other day in the local newspaper there was an obit for a young woman who died of breast cancer at 43 years. Her battle with an ugly disease captured my prayer for that day. It drew to intensify my own resolve to work in simple ways to work for a cure but my angle is the spiritual battle; first petitioning the patron saint of those living with diseases of the breast, Saint Agatha. (If you’re a Communio reader you might remember attention focussed on Saint Agatha’s spiritual patronage for breast cancer survivors especially in February.)
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is certainly one of the big funding agencies for breast cancer research. Their work is noteworthy. BUT
the Komen Foundation is a very significant financial supporter of Planned Parenthood, an organization that does more than 25% of the abortions in the USA. An unacceptable collaboration for men and women of good will who work for the dignity of human life at all stages. And while 7.5 million dollars is a fraction of Komen’s overall budget, any amount money going to the work of an abortion mill is too much money. I don’t believe, in fact, I think there is deliberate hoodwinking of the Komen Foundation’s spokesperson who offers a justification of the use of money: he claims a small amount of money goes to Planned Parenthood for breast health programs.
The Susan G Komen for the Cure is NOT to be supported by Christians, of any stripe!
Saint Agatha, pray for us!!!