Susan G. – race for what cure?

Susan G. Komen is not a friend to women.  A non-profit giving to another non-profit that actually makes lots of profit…but do they tell you who is getting the money that you donated?

In a statement from the Komen Foundation, in part, says:

HUH???
HUH???

”And while Komen Affiliates provide funds to pay for screening, education and treatment programs in dozens of communities, in some areas, the only place that poor, uninsured or under-insured women can receive these services are through programs run by Planned Parenthood….These facilities serve rural women, poor women, Native American women, women of color, and the un- and under-insured….As long as there is a need for health care for these women, we will continue to fund the facilities that meet that need.”

  • According to pinkmoney.org, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been funding Planned Parenthood; in 2003 alone: $475,000 from 21 affiliate grants.
  • But, according to The Bioethics Defense Fund, at least 13 Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates has awarded at least 55 grants to Planned Parenthood affiliates during the years 2000 through 2005.  Komen claims that money raised by affiliates who give money grants to Planned Parenthood is for breast services only. However, Planned Parenthood documents in its 2005-2006 annual report that 9,900 more abortions were performed and 81,500 fewer breast exams were provided in 2005 than in 2004.
  • Because Komen refused their request to stop providing grants to Planned Parenthood, Curves, a privately held fitness franchise firm owned by women’s health advocate Gary Heavin, ceased supporting Komen events.
  • In March 2008, the St. Louis Archdiocese renewed its June 2007 policy of non-support for Komen due to Komen’s national policy of allowing affiliates to give grants to Planned Parenthood, and of promoting embryonic stem cell research. This statement was made even though the Missouri affiliate did not give grants to Missouri Planned Parenthood because at least 25% of locally raised funds are under the discretion of Komen’s national office.
  • Nancy Brinker, Komen Founder, was listed as an advisory board member in the 2002 annual report of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, the fifth largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation.
  • In September of 2004, Eve Sanchez Silver, a breast cancer survivor and charter member of Komen’s Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council, resigned from Komen, stating, “As a Christian and life affirming citizen I cannot reconcile the Foundation’s decision to affirm life with one hand and support its destruction with the other.”

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, a ‘Race for the Cure’, seems so innocent. I know that there are many Christian women that go to these events and are sponsored runners, most saying that they have had breast cancer or have known someone who did. Susan G. is not a friend to women or children. If Susan G. is giving your donated money to Planned Parenthood, then who else are they granting money to?

Most information in this article was borrowed from The Bioethics Defense Fund and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Follow the links!

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