Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood

I went to Kroger this weekend and as I was checking out through the self-checkout lane, I noticed a sticker on the register that read, “Susan G. Komen for the Cure”. I called the attendant over and asked her what the sticker was for. She very proudly said, “We’re collecting money for them to find a cure for breast cancer.” So I then began to tell her that Susan G. Komen for the Cure donates millions of money to Planned Parenthood. I then asked her if she knew who Planned Parenthood was. She said that she didn’t. I then explained to her that Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the United States and that here is a link between abortion and breast cancer. I said, “Isn’t it funny that Susan G. Komen for the Cure is raising money to find a cure for breast cancer while at the same time giving millions of dollars to an organization that performs abortions on women and provides birth control both of which have been linked to breast cancer.” She said, “I didn’t know that.” I bet next time someone asks her about that sticker, she won’t be so proud that they are collecting money to find a cure for breast cancer or at least share more with the shopper.

What a scheme. Planned Parenthood does abortions and provide birth control pills which are linked to breast cancer and then Susan G. Komen for the Cure raises money to give to Planned Parenthood to do mammograms. They make you sick then raise money to treat you and then butcher you with breast surgery. Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture?

26 Responses to “Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood”

  1. Dear Dr. King,
    Our organization, Angels in Waiting, has been dedicated to creating a network of RN’s that can care for medically fragile babies. These babies are typically botched abortions where, Praise God, the baby lived. The RN’s take these babies to their homes where they care for them and are paid 12 hours per day by a program that already exists within Medicare. We work with the RN’s and train them on Early Developmental Intervention where we have had great success! Often the RN’s adopt these children since there are few homes for these babies to go to that can handle their medical issues and Foster care is just not an option. Please review our site for more information.
    The real purpose of my email is to discuss our newest project. Given that today’s technology can save a child at 22 weeks we would like to offer those women who would like to abort an alternative…an Early live Delivery! We are in the process of developing this program and would appreciate any involvement you can give.
    Cj VanDerMeulen
    949 922-3207

  2. Clarita Glomski says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the truth. We found this out through our own research and share it everytime we get. God bless you.+++

  3. ninek says:

    You see those Komen logos everywhere it seems.

  4. Donald Gatwood says:

    Thank you Alveda!

  5. Richard says:

    Well said, Alveda.

  6. Theresa Lawson says:

    Thank you, Alveda, for exposing this terrible lie that the women of our nation have suffered from for decades. Planned Parenthood has executed our children, promoted sexual promiscuity amongst the young, created millions (if not billions) of dollars worth of needless medical treatments, incredible suffering and pain for women and their families for over 4 decades…all for economic gain. This killing and maiming of our women and families must stop. We must all pray and work like never before to build that ‘Culture of Life’ which Pope John Paul, II, spoke and wrote of so often. God’s Blessings to you and your family!

  7. Caroline Saddy says:

    Dear Dr. Alveda King, Thank you for writing this. I am a strong supporter of your work. I do not think it is wise to start separating all the cancer causes anyway, and there is a correlation between abortion and breast cancer and where can I get more facts on this? It stands to reason as when one miscarries it is not the same as the crash of abortion on a womans body. My friend died of breast cancer and she was sure it was connected to an abortion. Continue talking at the stores as I do as well. I want to debate them in Colleges, really get the truth out th( I mean debate the pro-aborts) .

  8. Kurt Hammond says:

    I’ve donated and participated in Susan G. Komen events for the past 6 years. I’ve just discovered what your mentioning, and I’m disgusted with this heaven and hell relationship of helping to save lives then supporting the killing of innocent lives. What can we do? Should we stop donating, can we voice our concerns for such a disgusting relationship? Can we make a difference? It sounds as if there’s a conflict of interest, if the Susan G. Komen founder is in bed with Planned Parenthood (on the board) Why are they wearing the hypocritical blinders? My faith is lost once again in mankind doing the right things for the right causes. Very sad

  9. Anonymous says:

    And Kroger and Komen need to know how Planned Parenthood was founded – on racist eugenics ! Who would support that? I thought racism was the lowest thing ever and yet they fund such a group? Get them a copy of the film- Maafa21 and they will be so highly offended at what Planned Parenthood is really about (we hope) see for yourself here:

  10. Brenda says:

    Bonjour Alveda,

    I’ve just posted your blog on my facebook page. Great wya to spread the truth about Komen.

    Hope to see you soon. God Bless! Brenda DesOrmeaux. Lafayette, LA
    Met you at Malvern Retreat House a couple of years ago. Don’t know if you remember me. Also made my M.E.V. promise that year.

  11. melissa says:

    EXACTLY!!! I refuse to buy anything with a pink ribbon. I try to let others know, especially if they are proudly pushing a product to support a “cure”

  12. Terri says:

    National Breast Cancer Research Center is now selling items with a pink ribbon. So, check the label carefully NBCRC really does only support “The Cure”.

    A lot of companies are now working with them and I’m glad. Even Precious Moments is having an event at select stores this Saturday from 10 to 2 and NBCRC will get the funds they donate.

  13. John Payne says:

    Dear Mrs. King,
    Just heard on Catholic radio of the connection between Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Planned Parenthood. Then found your blog entry here. So went to Komen’s website and found this official statement about the relationship
    They mention using PP clinics as resources for mammograms for poor people. Are there other good, available options for poor people (uninsured, under-insured) to get mammograms? Also, they say the weight of scientific evidence says it is inconclusive that there is a connection between abortion and breast cancer. Is this incorrect, and if so can you direct me to accurate information? They do not mention at all a connection between birth control and breast cancer. Can you also direct me to facts on this? They also identify two Catholic ethicists who find no problem here. Can someone at Priests for Life address this?
    My school participates every year in the Komen Run, and I would like to get the facts to the organizers. While I think the connection between the Cure and PP abortion mills is bad, I need to have a reasoned argument.
    Thanks very much!

  14. Laura says:

    I did the same thing at a gas station the other day selling pink ribbons for breast cancer research. They had no organization name on them and the teller had no idea what organization they were from. I said that I could not take the chance that they were Komen and my story pretty much mimics yours from there.

  15. Melanie H. says:

    Planned Parenthood is also one of the biggest providers for underage and single moms who are KEEPING their babies to get safe prenatal care without being judged for their actions. They prescribe the same forms of birth control methods that every OB does across the nation, and those same OBs perform abortions too.

    You know who else donates to Planned Parenthood? People like me. I was pregnant at 16 because my mother wouldn’t take me to get birth control, because she felt that if she did, then she was condoning me having sex. Well, I ended up pregnant, with an extremely bright future ahead of me, and didn’t know what to do. I went to Planned Parenthood to get some options, because my mother would have nothing to do with it.
    They gave me pamphlets on adoption, on young mother help (clothing, food, shelter, etc.), on healthy eating during the pregnancy. Not a single thing about abortion. When I asked if that was something they did, they said, “Well yes, but our goal is to bring healthy babies into the world, because there will always be someone who wants that child.” They don’t just go around, killing babies. Their mission lies in healthy pregnancies and healthy babies, and it’s the MOTHERS that make the decision to terminate.

    I did not terminate, and now I have an amazing 3 year old and an amazing 1 year old, and my husband (the father of both children, both born into wedlock) and I are expecting a third. We donate to Planned Parenthood and I will soon volunteer my time counseling young mothers in breastfeeding the babies they’ve decided to give life to, because what they did is something that shaped my life.

    Pro-choice does not mean pro-abortions, it means weighing every possible option in each individual situation, and making the best decision with the information and support available. You have NO right to judge those women, or the physicians that provide those services.

    If the Susan G. Komen Foundation wants to donate to Planned Parenthood, then that is their right as a freely operating foundation. You don’t have to support them. I don’t, because I strongly believe that the cure to cancer lies in the PREVENTION (breastfeeding to term, at *least* 2 years per child), which the Susan G. Komen Foundation rarely talks about, but that’s an entirely different topic.

  16. GP Cheramkie says:

    As a breast cancer survivor, I was an active Komen volunteer until I found out at a Komen meeting in Dallas about the tie between them and Planned Parenthood. I brought this to the attention of the race committee and quit!

  17. GP Cheramkie says:

    There is another link between breast cancer and abortion besides birth control pills. Women who have their first abortion in the first trimester of their first pregnancy have a huge risk of developing breast cancer later in life. Breast tissue changes permanently in a woman after pregnancy, and if the fetus is aborted, (rather that mis-carriage, where our bodies handle the change) the tissue develops abnormalities that could cause problems later. I have not looked at the statistics lately, but this could be checked out.

  18. Shared this one via my Facebook wall. Some of my friends will surely find this one very useful. Hope there will be more post of this kind soon.

  19. karen says:

    I had my first, and only mamogram and pap smear back in the spring pf 1993–before I knew that getting reproductive health care was akin to murder. I got a new job–my first one that had health insurance. So, I found a doctor and made an appointment. The Sunday after I got the results, I was in church thanking God for a clean bill-of-health, the priest’s sermon hit me like a ton of bricks. I had done something wrong that I did not know was wrong–I had reproductive health care. All I wanted to do was to see if the “plumbing” was in good, working order. Needless to say, I have not been for any kind of health care since. I did not know that so much of what they do to women is wrong and akin to murder.

  20. rhapsody says:

    I didn’t know this…

    This is very sad news. But I thank you for this information, because I will no longer purchase items that support their cause.

    God bless you.

  21. Carol Reinhardt says:

    Thanks for your article. Very inlightening. I saw another article the other day on another site in which put me in search for more info. Glad I found yours. It makes one sick to think we are hood-winked every way we turn. So many people are giving in good faith to this orgination. Our enemy is sooooo slick. But he can’t hide forever.

  22. alv3d@ says:

    Thank you for writing John,

    First of all, although Komen says in their statement that the money they donate goes for health services, that frees up other monies PPH has for other areas of their business, like abortions. And I’m not sure how PPH can actually track what monies goes for what services. Maybe the only tracking they do is to take the amount of donation from Komen and spend that much on health services. Additionally, not haveing researched every location in the United States, I can’t imagine that PPH is the only provider of health services in certain parts fo the country. What do those people do when they break their arms. No medical facilities close by? I’m sure there are other providers that provide helath services that aren’t also providing abortion services and specifically targeting specific peoples for termination as PPH id soing.

    Here are a couple of links for the connections between abortions and breast cancer:

    and for contraception and breast cancer, I know that there is some birth control that causes women to have an abortion. That increases the risk of breast concer. Other than that, there are verious other health issues that arise from the use of contraception. As for a link, I looked but could nto find one that specifically talked about a link between “birth control” and breast cancer.

    As for the two catholics ethicists, I looked into them breifly and they seem to be outstanding men. But as with any issue, there are those catholics that see things differently. This link is from the St. Louis Archdiocese against the support of Komen.

    This issue is one you have to pray about and then make your decision. I think you already know our position.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Eugene Vigil
    Admin. Asst. to Dr. Alveda King

  23. rosee says:

    This connection of the Susan G. Komen cause to Planned Parenthood needs to be broadly publicized to inform more people that they are handsomely supporting abortions with their contributions to this very popular cause. Thank you Dr. King for your work.

  24. AliceP. says:

    You people want women barefoot and pregnant or dead. A live woman’s life is every bit as important as someone who is not born but, not to you.

    And PP only uses 3 percent of it’s income for abortions. The rest is to provide medical care for women who are already pregnant or to provide pap smears, contraception. There are all kinds of medical services they provide for those who cannot get that care anywhere else. Is the CHURCH going to provide this care? I think not. You think you are saintly but, you are hateful to women especially POOR women but, that doesn’t enter into your thinking.

    And breast cancer research has shown all kinds of links to what might cause breast cancer. I don’t see you out there beating the bushes over those issues. OR being SO concerned about PCB’s and the like. I hope no one you love has a pregnancy she cannot carry or gets breast cancer because surely you aren’t going to allow contraception, pregnancy health access for the poor, or any research you disagree with. Women will die but, hey! You’re on a mission that is saintly. Right.

    This is so utterly mean spirited and ridiculous. I have worked in child welfare my whole life and I don’t see all these religious”Let’s stop abortion” people stepping out of their nice homes to take care of the drug addicted babies and beaten, raped and incested children I deal with. Let’s get them born and then act like they don’t suffer and don’t exist. If you want to “help” then why don’t you volunteer and donate to child welfare services instead.

  25. alv3d@ says:


    I’m not sure where you get some of the assertions that you make but let me clear up a few things.

    First of all, PP says that they only use 3% of it’s income for abortions but the reality is that according to Planned Parenthood’s own annual report, the new document the abortion organization posted shows Planned Parenthood provided prenatal services to merely 7,021 women and referred only 977 women for adoption services. These numbers were a 25 percent drop in prenatal care clients and a whopping 59 percent decline in adoption referrals from the 2,405 adoption referrals in 2008. The abortion business helped only 9,433 prenatal clients in 2008, down substantially from the 11,000 women it provided prenatal care to in 2007 — showing health care given to pregnant woman has fallen substantially over the years.

    As a result, 97.6 percent of pregnant women going to Planned Parenthood are sold abortions while less than 2.4 percent of pregnant women received non-abortion services including adoption and prenatal care. That’s up from 96.5 percent of pregnant women going to Planned Parenthood getting abortions in 2008.

    Check out the story here:

    Secondly, nobody in the pro-life movement cares only about the baby being born adnthen forgets about it. In fact, many times we work with crisis preganancy centers to provide assistance for the mothers and babies. I for one worked and volunteered for an organizations that provides shelter and a host of other assistance to women that are pregnant and homeless. They help the women for up to six month’s past delivery. They help them find work, permenant shelter, along with giving them the skills needed to sustain their lives and the life of the baby.

    Thirdly, there are many other organizations that provide health care for the poor besides Planned Parenthood. So this nonsense that, as you put it, “There are all kinds of medical services they [PP] provide for those who cannot get that care anywhere else” is not true. Watch a video by LiveAction that proves this.

    And last but not least, regarding breast cancer. Not everyone can fight against all causes of breast cancer. We have chosen this fight. We belwive in cancer research and there are many good organizations that are doing research that are not giving money to PP. Why not give to them.

    Respectuflly submitted,
    Eugene Vigil
    Asst. to Dr. Alveda King

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