While breast cancer charities ostensibly exist to provide care and research, such compassion does not always extend to developing humans.
Despite a series of recent videos revealing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of aborted baby parts and other deeply controversial topics, the entity continues to receive hefty donations from a number of the most recognizable cancer charities in America.
As October approaches, the nation will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Numerous charities will be soliciting donations; however, what they do with that money can vary greatly from one organization to the next.
Among the most conspicuous abortion supporters in the group is Susan G. Komen for the Cure. One of the largest breast cancer charities active today, pro-life advocates in recent years have criticized the group for funding Planned Parenthood. While the backlash led to a brief lapse in the controversial arrangement, Komen released a recent statement acknowledging that it is once against financially supporting the nation’s leading abortion facilitator.
“Komen claims its donations only fund breast cancer screenings,” LifeNews’ Steven Ertelt wrote, “even though the money is fungible and dollars for such screenings freeup [sic] Planned Parenthood funds to be used to promote and perform abortions.”
The charity’s support for Planned Parenthood cost it nearly $5 million in federal funding earlier this year when Republican legislators cited it as a reason to vote down the allocation.
American Life League has created a charity watchlist through which prospective donors may determine how much – if any – money a particular organization funnels to Planned Parenthood or other pro-abortion entities. ALL acknowledged, however, that it may be difficult to find a charity that meets every pro-life criterion.
“It is simply just a sad fact that most medical research/advocacy groups support some form of unethical research,” the site advises.
The American Cancer Society openly supports Planned Parenthood by referring patients and issuing grants. Others were less direct, but nonetheless not sufficiently pro-life to earn praise from ALL.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation, for example, received failing marks because it “neglects to make a bold and public statement condemning” either Planned Parenthood human embryonic stem cell research.
Among the options pro-life donors might find more suitable are the Mary Kay Foundation and the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.
The former, ALL indicates, “does not award grants for research involving human embryonic stem cells and/or aborted fetal material.”
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BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.