Women's Group Cheers Breast Cancer Patient Who Returned Wig to Susan G. Komen
Foundation / Patient Cited Komen's Denial of Abortion-Breast Cancer Link, Support for Planned Parenthood
(CABC www.abortionbreastcancer.com) The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer applauds the courage of breast cancer patient, Joan Archer, who returned a wig to an Iowa chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation during a media conference in Davenport today. Ms. Archer cited Komen's denial of the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link and Komen's financial support of Planned Parenthood as reasons for returning the wig.
The coalition condemns Komen's ongoing financial support for Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider.
"The cancer establishment has long recognized that childlessness, decreased childbearing, little or no breastfeeding and delayed first full term pregnancy contribute significantly to the breast cancer rates in industrialized nations," said Karen Malec, president of the coalition.
Scientists say that these reproductive risk factors for the disease are responsible for more than one-half of the breast cancer rates in the developed nations. 
"Komen can't dodge the fact that the woman who aborts all pregnancies will be childless and will never breastfeed," declared Mrs. Malec.
Although the grants given by Komen to Planned Parenthood are allegedly intended for breast cancer screening, there is no assurance that the funds will be used exclusively for this purpose. Moreover, there are many worthy medical facilities which do not perform abortions and can provide breast cancer screening for women. Medical centers that do not perform abortions are not fueling the breast cancer rates.
"Give up your love affair with Planned Parenthood," said Mrs. Malec to Komen. "It raises questions about your integrity. Planned Parenthood is generating business for you, and you're generating business for Planned Parenthood."
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
1. Beral V et al. (July 20, 2002) The Lancet, 360:187-95
By: Karen Malec
Source: Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
Publish Date: May 21, 2004