Breast cancer is NOT pro-life.

Pink ribbons are cute. They have become really trendy. Everyone has caught on to them too. A couple of airlines wear pink during October, some yogurt companies have pink ribbons on their merchandise, everyone is doing it. 

Well, not me. I hate breast cancer. I REALLY hate it. Breast cancer stole one of the most important people in my life from me, my father’s twin sister, my aunt. Both of my grandmothers had breast cancer. My cousin died of breast cancer. Breast cancer is like a terrible virus that keeps sweeping through my family, and like all viruses, you can’t get rid of them. They just keep coming back. 

My aunt was an amazing person. She never met a stranger. She loved everyone.  She was also pro-life. She LOVED babies. She was one of the most precious people I have ever known. I watched her battle this terrible disease for 9 years. There were highs and lows, but she never gave up. She fought, sometimes with hair, sometimes without. She lost her breasts. She had multiple surgeries. She was always hopeful.  Every day was a gift.  Her life was a gift. 

Now, I know there is lots of debate about the link between abortion and breast cancer. Honestly, I’m not convinced either way. I’m not a scientist, but I love research. I know that for every study that shows a link, I’m able to find one or two that shows there’s no link. I just can’t simply prove that to be fact. 

However, here is a fact. Susan G. Komen gave $700,000 in grant money to Planned Parenthood last year. Susan G. Komen is the largest breast cancer research group. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in our country.  It’s worth asking a question. What’s the reason these two groups are partnering together? 

Komen says they give this money to Planned Parenthood so women living in rural areas will have access to mammogram services. Really?! Well, here’s the truth about that. 

NO PLANNED PARENTHOOD ON THE PLANET PROVIDES MAMMOGRAM SERVICES.

Why, Abby?  Well, because they can’t. Planned Parenthood is a level one breast service provider. What does that mean?  It simply means that Planned Parenthood clinics are ONLY allowed to provide manual breast exams. Yeah. The same type of breast exam you do in the shower. The same kind you can get from any nurse or physician in any clinic. 

Planned Parenthood is not able to provide any sort of diagnostic services. That means, no biopsies, no breast ultrasounds, AND no mammograms. That is the truth. That is a FACT. 

Komen contributes in a very large way to the murder of over 320,000 babies each year. Those pink ribbons don’t seem so cute anymore. Komen pays big bucks to make the “pink ribbon” theirs. You may think the pink ribbon stands for breast cancer awareness. That’s not what Komen seems to think. They believe they own it, and they pay for it. 

I hear people say, “Well, until breast cancer has affected your family, don’t tell me not to support Komen.”  Well, it has affected my family. It has affected us greatly. I still stand against Komen.  

Let me be very clear. My aunt valued life very much, but she did not value her life more than the life of any child. She would have given up her life to know that a baby would be saved. For those that continue to support Komen because this disease has affected you or someone you love, this is what you are saying, that you are willing to sacrifice the lives of the unborn for your own. 

If you are comfortable with that, then keep donating to Komen. I hope you are not. I hope you will do the right thing. I hope you will stand against this phony organization. Any good they do is blackened by the killing they support. 

If you do stand against them, tell them. Don’t just take away your support, let them know. Send an email to your friend’s list and post it on your Facebook page. Post the letter that you will send so your friends can copy yours and send one as well. Send a letter to your newspaper. 

Tell everyone you know. Be an activist. Make your voice heard. Don’t think that Komen doesn’t care, they do. They care very much. Komen needs to keep up their good reputation. Don’t let that happen. Expose them for what they are.

More than 320,000 babies are killed EVERY year. Our voice is worth it. No more pink ribbons in my home. My aunt’s memory is worth more than that. I can’t wrap her life up in a ribbon, especially when that ribbon pays to murder children.