You wrote that check because you wanted to save lives. Little did you know that writing it made you part of ...
...THE CULTURE OF DEATH.
Cybercast News Service reports:
Pro-Life Senators Slammed for Alliance With 'Race for the Cure'
The pro-life record of Wyoming's two Republican U.S. senators is being questioned following their strong support for the Susan G. Komen Foundation's "Race for the Cure" in their home state.
Senators Craig Thomas and Mike Enzi routinely vote on the side of pro-life causes, but their alliance with the Komen Foundation's Wyoming affiliate exists despite the fact that Komen hands part of the money it raises over to local chapters of the pro-abortion Planned Parenthood Federation of America....
A search of the Komen Foundation site shows that the Wyoming affiliate made 40 grants from 2000 to 2004, including funding for breast cancer screening and education to Planned Parenthood of Wyoming in 2000 and 2002, as well as Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in 2003.
Descriptions of those Planned Parenthood grants:
This project will provide breast health services and self-examination education to women at the center and early detection education to women throughout the state. The center will provide free breast screenings, mammograms, and other follow-up services to 125 women. Education in self-exams will be provided to 500 women. A state-wide broadcast campaign will reach thousands of women with information about the importance of early detection and available services.
This project will provide breast health services and breast self-examination education to women at the Casper Health Care Center and will provide early detection education to women throughout the state of Wyoming. Casper Health Care Center will provide free breast screenings, mammograms, and other follow-up services to 150 women. Education in self-examination will be provided to approximately 300 women. Additionally, a statewide media campaign will reach hundreds of women with information about the importance of early detection and available services.
The Casper Health Care Center, operated by Planned Parenthood of Wyoming (PPW), is committed to high quality and accessible health care for all women. To decrease barriers to early detection of breast cancer, PPW will conduct a marketing campaign to reach underserved women throughout Wyoming. PPW aims to reach those women who live in areas where health professionals are lacking and breast cancer mortality rates are higher. PPW's Breast Cancer Screening and Education Project will provide breast self-examination and breast cancer education to women at the Casper Health Care Center. The Casper Health Care Center will provide free breast screenings, assistance with mammograms and other follow-up services to 150 women. Education in self-examination will be provided to more than 200 women.
Appalling! Jesus wept!
The CNS story continues:
...Jim Sedlak, executive director of STOPP International, told Cybercast News Service he thought Thomas and Ezri [sic] should convey a simple message to the Komen Foundation: "You ought to stop giving to Planned Parenthood, and we're not going to give you any more money or support your cause until you cut this link."...
"Aborting a child before there's a complete pregnancy, one of at least 32 weeks, can cause a woman to develop breast cancer," Sedlak stated.
While stating that officials like Enzi and Thomas understand Planned Parenthood's connection with abortion, Sedlak said "they don't really understand its connection with cancer. Either that, or they're denying it."...
Yes, perhaps they are denying it -- and, if so, maybe it's because one study after another concludes that there's no connection between abortion and cancer.
Another "expert" goes even further:
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, said she also hoped Thomas and Enzi would be guided in their dealings with the Komen Foundation by the relationship between abortion and cancer.
"Medical experts recognize that increased childbearing, starting before 24 years of age, and increased breastfeeding offer women the best means of protecting themselves against breast cancer," Malec said.
"Komen has an obligation to distance itself from the producers of carcinogens instead of forming business relationships with them," she stated. "Komen is obligated to finger Planned Parenthood for contributing to the nation's out-of-control breast cancer rates by depriving women of their best chance to prevent the disease by having children....
Follow that? It doesn't matter how many mammograms are done under Planned Parenthood's aegis. Planned Parenthood would be worthy of your money only if it stopped supporting abortion rights and urged women to have babies young.
(In case you've ever tried to figure out what right-to-lifers would do all day if they ever succeeded in getting all abortions in this country banned, well, there's your answer: Some of them, at least, would be demanding that government and social service agencies pressure women to breed -- early and often.)