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Race for the Cure April 29, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, General Catholic, Society.

I know it’s very popular nowadays to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  Unfortunately, doing so is not wise for the faithful Catholic.  Why?  First, Susan G. Komen donates large sums of money to research involving human embryos – research that destroys a human life.  Second, and more importantly for Catholics, Susan G. Komen is very closely associated with Planned Parenthood, and the Susan G. Komen foundation has for years tried to suppress research that shows links between abortion and contraception and breast cancer. 

There are also questions about how much of the money Komen raises – some $1.5 billion over a decade or more, actually goes to cancer research.  Most of the money goes to awareness campaigns, many of which involve corporate sponsors that then direct proceeds back to Komen. 

One very good way to help women and to prevent breast cancer is to support alternatives to Planned Parenthood, such as the White Rose Women’s Center in Dallas.  The White Rose is a Roman Catholic supported ‘crisis’ pregnancy center that helps women deal with unplanned pregnancies.  They are always in need of additional support, either through monetary donations or donated goods.  Perhaps, in your charity, you would consider donating to White Rose.  By preventing abortion, you will be helping to reduce the chances of a woman having breast cancer later in life. 

50 years ago, before oral contraceptives became widespread and abortion was legalized, breast cancer rates were less than 1/3 what they are now, even as the general rate of cancer in the population has only grown by about 10% (mainly due to longer life).  No form of cancer has grown faster over that time than breast cancer in women.

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