A Tragic Paradox

First, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization announced it was halting contributions to the largest abortion provider in the country, Planned Parenthood and their affiliates. Komen, the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, said the move was because Planned Parenthood (which apparently does not actually perform mammograms) was under the threat of a congressional investigation — a probe that was launched by Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-Florida) at the urging of pro-life groups. Under a newly adopted policy, the Komen charity bars grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state, or federal authorities.

Komen’s donations reportedly jumped 100% after deciding to defund Planned Parenthood. Yet three days later, after receiving intimidating communications from California’s Senator Barbara Boxer and other pro-abortion advocates, Komen back-peddled its decision and will now continue making grants available to the mega-abortion-provider, until it is actually charged with criminal activity.

This is a tragic paradox for those who both seek a breast cancer cure and who respect the dignity of all human life*, since Planned Parenthood’s abortion procedures may actually be linked to significantly increasing the risk of breast cancer.  Breast Cancer Prevention Institute reports that dozens of studies have shown an association between abortion and cancer.

Sadly, it would seem that Susan G. Komen for the Cure is again part of the breast cancer problem, rather than its solution.

* Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action, is encouraging its members to cancel any checks and credit card contributions made in the wake of Komen’s initial decision to defund Planned Parenthood and asking any pro-life participants in Komen’s June 2 Global Race for the Cure run, in Washington, D.C.,  to withdraw. Read more

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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