2017 | Week of October 16 | #1225
I love October. But that love wanes with the onslaught of grown men in full football pads and uniforms playing a man’s game on a big field while wearing pink wristbands, hats, gloves, shoes and more. Don’t get me wrong. I’m very sure the football players and other athletes who participate in this annual push by the Susan G Komen Foundation are sincere in their support for finding a cure for breast cancer. These guys aren’t the problem; they don’t know they are unwittingly actually working against what they claim to be trying to stop. Unfortunately, they don’t have all the facts. Tragically they aren’t the only ones.
According to the Komen Foundation’s 2016 records, “eight Komen affiliates (in the U.S.) are funding eight grants totaling approximately $363,290 for screening and education services at Planned Parenthood clinics in communities served by those affiliates.” Komen of course insists that “under no circumstances” were the funds used “for abortion procedures or other non-breast health services.” However, we all know all funds are fungible, which means that every dollar given to Planned Parenthood, even for “non-abortion” procedures, creates a financial benefit for this organization that every year performs the most abortions in the country.
Whatever ostensible reason the Komen Foundation uses to fund the nation’s abortion giant is bad enough in its own right, but making this matter much worse is the very real link between abortion and breast cancer. Some shorten this to the ABC link. Abortion advocates hate the mention of this ABC link, disavow it at every opportunity and of course take huge swipes at the credibility of those scientists and researchers who claim the link is real.
Solid research by solid scientists and researchers shows women who have abortions are at a greater risk of contracting breast cancer than are women who do not have abortions. In fact, in 2013, Dr. Rebecca Johnson, a cancer specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, “released results of a study that demonstrated that the number of advanced breast cancer cases has increased among younger women, aged 25-39 years. After an analysis of 34 years worth of data from many countries, Johnson and her colleagues found that induced abortion was likely a causal–not correlational–risk factor for the development of breast cancer.”
Dr. Joel Brind, a professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York, was one of the first scientists to show the ABC link. His efforts were promptly shut down by the abortion industry, which doesn’t really care about women nearly as much as it does about profits. But Dr. Brind persisted.
Writing in 2015, Dr. Brind notes that contrary to opponents’ claim “that the ABC link was long ago ‘debunked,’ the epidemiological evidence has grown tremendously stronger. The inference of a causal association between abortion and breast cancer has become all the more compelling, with our advancing knowledge of the hormonal changes during pregnancy and of how such changes during interrupted pregnancies dovetail with the susceptibility of cells in the breast to become cancerous.”
About 18 years ago, our organization tried to get the state to add information about this abortion breast cancer link to the women’s right to know publication. Even with a conservative department head, we were summarily shut down. Today, Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, is “horrified that young women in the United States are not given informed consent regarding abortion and the link to breast cancer. She says “[i]t’s outrageous–women should be told about the very real consequences….[Abortion] is a completely elective procedure–women are not going to die if they don’t have an abortion.”
Of course, women could very well die from breast cancer—and no matter how many well-intentioned but unwitting athletes, male or female, don pink in October while they participate in their sports, will save them until this deadly link is acknowledged and women are fully informed.
For Wisconsin Family Council, I’m Julaine Appling, reminding you the prophet Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.