GOP races for a cure for Komen Foundation blunder

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Let’s see, the Komen Foundation supports the eradication of breast cancer. Women who have abortions have a much higher risk of developing Breast Cancer. So it is only natural that the Komen Foundation should continue to support the largest supplier of abortions in the United States?

Planned Parenthood provides far more critical breast exams than abortions (over 97 percent of Planned Parenthood’s activities have nothing to do with pregnancy termination), and in any case, abortion is a perfectly legal medical procedure under the law -  so what’s the problem?

Reread the post. Abortion can lead to breast cancer, yet the foundation responsible for fighting breast cancer has to give money to the largest provider of abortions in the country. You don’t see the problem?

There has never been a definitive causal link established between abortion and breast cancer. That myth was cooked up by the religious right back in the late 1980’s during Jerry Falwell’s hayday. Also, your statement that Koman “has” to give money to Planned Parenthood is simply false.  Koman is a private non-profit, and is free to fund (or not fund) whomever they wish.

Mr. Ervin… Studies on the link of abortions, Birth control pills and breast cancer have been going on since the 1950’s.  However NONE of them were conducted by Jerry Falwell or any of the ‘religious right’.  Folloing is an excerpt from the latest report from the NCI. You can read the complete article at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/abortion-miscarriage.  Women generally keep up with these statistics for obvious reasons and we are NOT politically motivated to do so.

WASHINGTON, DC, January 7, 2010 – U.S. National Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Louise Brinton, who was the chief organizer of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) workshop in 2003 that persuaded women that it was “well established” that “abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk,” HAS REVERSED HER POSITION and now admits that abortion and oral contraceptives raise breast cancer risks.

Joyce - So what are you advocating, outlawing abortion and contraception on the outside chance that the risk of breast cancer may be slightly elevated? Get real, it ain’t gonna happen! In the end, a woman has the right to control what happens to and with her own body, period! Any other view is demeaning, and makes women second-class citizens. Are you a second-class citizen?



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