The Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer Grows

Breast cancerGroups like Planned Parenthood often deny the existence of a link between abortion and breast cancer. It’s understandable, it’s hard to claim you care about women while advocating for something that could kill them. And yet evidence for the link between the two is growing by the day. A recent article reported:

“The Bangladesh study published in the Journal of Dhaka Medical College on risk factors for breast cancer, led by Dr Suraiya Jabeen, found a statistically significant 20.62-fold increased risk among women with abortion histories. This is by far the highest risk elevation reported among 73 published abortion-breast cancer studies.”

If I was Planned Parenthood, I would continue to deny this link exists, especially to the low-information women of the inner cities they like to target. But hey, it’s the pro-lifers that are waging a “war on women.” Click here for original article.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Susan G. Komen Cuts Walks in 7 Cities

After the PR disaster of last year, the Susan G. Komen foundation has been relatively quiet. The breast cancer research group sought to cut funding from Planned Parenthood, a move which pro-life organizations hailed as a victory. But after a media frenzy fueled by Planned Parenthood ensued, Komen reversed its decision and decided to continue funding an organization that contributes to the cause of breast caner through abortion. Pro-life people nationwide (myself included) have boycott Komen ever since. Now the group says it is cutting fundraising walks in 7 cities nationwide:

“A Komen spokeswoman said in an email that participation in the three-day walks declined by 37 percent in the past four years, without specifying whether that was the number of participants or dollars raised. The group decided to remove the cities from next year’s schedule that have not been meeting fundraising goals, the spokeswoman said.” Who said actions don’t have consequences. Click here for original article.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

BREAKING: Komen Defunds Planned Parenthood – Dissolves Partnership

by Nathan A. Cherry, 02/01/2012

Komen

Has this marriage ended?

Martinsburg, WV – If you pay any attention to the news at all you have read at least one headline in the last 12 hours on the breaking news that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has decided to defund Planned Parenthood and dissolve its relationship with America’s largest abortion business. This news is both shocking and extremely exciting for anyone that has been disappointed by Komen’s ongoing relationship with a business that helps cause the very thing Komen seeks to cure: breast cancer.

So you can just imagine the shock waves rippling through the pro-life world and media as this news continues to be a topic of conversation. You know it must be big news when even Christianity Today posts an article and The Gospel Coalition carries a post on the story. Let me see if I can get you up to speed with what has taken place from a number of reliable sources.

The Blaze is reporting that the main reason for the separation between the two groups is the investigation of Planned Parenthood by Congress that is currently underway. According to the most recent story by The Blaze, Komen’s funding policy does not allow funding to any group that is under investigation on the local, state, or federal level:

“Komen says the key reason is that Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress… Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun said the cutoff results from the charity’s newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities. According to Komen, this applies to Planned Parenthood because it’s the focus of an inquiry launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., seeking to determine whether public money was improperly spent on abortions.”

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

You Want the Facts on Planned Parenthood? Here’s the Facts

by Nathan A. Cherry, 11/08/2011

Martinsburg, WV – What is the overriding mission of Planned Parenthood? If you listen to PP president Cecile Richards you would think that it was to “help women” and provide

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards seems to have a friend in the White House

 “quality medical care.” Richards talks so often about all the wonderful “medical services” PP provides – such as mammograms, prenatal care, and cancer screenings, etc. If you didn’t know better you would think that all these wonderful things are the primary mission of PP and the main services provided.

I hope you know better by now.

 Lest there be any doubt whatsoever that PP’s mission is to perform as many abortions as possible, check out this article showing the statistics on PP services.

“According to Tait Sye, national spokeswoman of Planned Parenthood, 63 of the more than 800 Planned Parenthood facilities in America provide the option of prenatal care to pregnant clients—that’s 7.8% of the clinics.  On the other hand, 321 of the clinics—about 40%— provide abortion services, and every one refers for abortion…”

To further show exactly why PP exists, look at the breakdown of client services:

“332,278 of Planned Parenthood’s clients obtain abortions, while 7,021 of them received prenatal care, and 977 did adoption referrals through Planned Parenthood.”

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Cover Up? Is the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Being Covered Up?

by Nathan A. Cherry, 10/27/2011

Martinsburg, WV – One thing you can count on here at the Family Policy Council of West Virginia (FPCWV) is our dedication to advancing, defending, and equipping the people of

pink ribbon

Is the pink ribbon helping spread breast cancer?

 West Virginia and the surrounding areas with the information you need to make informed decisions. At times it seems the media and other news outlets almost hide the truth and bury the evidence in order to advance some socio-political agenda.

Consider the evidence showing a link between induced abortion and breast cancer. We’ve talked about this before; you can read what we have previously written here, or here; just to mention a few. We’ve pondered why the abortion industry would cover up such vital information, or deny that a link even exists. And we asked why groups like Susan G. Komen, who are supposedly “racing for a cure” to cancer would give money to a group like Planned Parenthood, when such an obvious link between abortion and breast cancer exists.

We find all of these questions strange and difficult to answer. But the one thing we don’t have a hard time believing is that a link between abortion and breast cancer does exist. In fact, for this writer, this is a concrete fact that is impossible to deny.

Just recently I read a report that says over the last 54 years more than 80% of studies conducted show a positive link between induced abortion and breast cancer. That is a number that is hard for the staunchest skeptic to deny. The report states:

“Since 1957 there has been 66 studies done which looked at the relation of induced abortion and breast cancer, including 53 which showed a positive correlation and 25 that were statistically significant. There were only 13 which showed no association.”

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Is Susan G. Komen a Complete Failure?

by Nathan A. Cherry, 07/26/2011

Martinsburg, WV – We like to follow up stories we write in order to let you know how things progress with a particular issue and/or organization. Not too long ago Family Policy

Adult stem cell

Image of an adult stem cell

 Council president Jeremy Dys wrote about the Susan G. Komen foundation’s support for Planned Parenthood; I also wrote about the odd partnership between the two organizations.

Neither Jeremy nor I can figure out why Komen is sending money to a group for services they don’t perform (mammograms). And with the very well documented link between abortion and breast cancer the partnership between Komen and Planned Parenthood seems all the more unlikely and odd.

Komen is coming under attack again. This time for news that it regularly sends funds to organizations that conduct embryonic stem cell research.

Embryonic stem cell research is research conducted on human embryos. This is not an ethical form of research because it destroys a living human embryo in order to conduct its research. On the other hand, adult stem cell research is perfectly ethical simply because it uses a living person’s own mature, adult stem cells for research; thereby not killing any living human beings. But that’s not all.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Are You Going to Race for the Cure and Fund Abortion?

Does the Komen Foundation support the abortion industry?

Last year, I ran my first 5K.  At the end of May, I plan on running my first 15K.  In between, I was considering running another 5K as a warm up to what will be a significantly more difficult run at the end of the month.  As I looked for options in Charleston, WV, I noticed that the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is set for the first part of May.

While it is good timing to have such a race, I do not plan on running the race, but I might change my mind.

Don’t get me wrong.  The goals of the Komen foundation are laudable, noble, and necessary.  My wife’s grandmother battled (and won) breast cancer twice.  My own mother is a survivor of breast cancer.  It’s an evil reminder of our fallen world.  Watching a loved one fight that battle is heartbreaking.  My mother began her treatment mere days before my oldest son was born.  By God’s grace, not only did she get to meet my oldest son, but was present for the births of my other two boys.

For their work to fight breast cancer, I applaud the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Unfortunately, they may have lost my trust.  Why?  Komen appears to be investing in the abortion industry.

In the grand scheme of Planned Parenthood’s $2 billion budget, it’s not a big deal.  According to one report:

Komen’s own figures show 20 of Komen’s 122 affiliates have made donations to Planned Parenthood and, last year, those contributions totaled $731,303. Komen spokesman John Hammarley also confirmed Komen affiliates contributed about $3.3 million to the abortion business from 2004-2009.

via Komen Planned Parenthood Grants Questioned After Mammogram Expose’ | LifeNews.com.

And, I understand the rationale – I really do – that Komen has given that money so that Planned Parenthood will provide needed – and life-saving – mammography services.  But, as we have repeatedly pointed out, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry does not provide mammograms! Planned Parenthood is, first and foremost, in the business of terminating children during pregnancy.

I am forced to invest a portion of my hard-earned dollars by the U.S. Government that provides more than $350,000,000 to the abortion industry.  Likewise, the State of West Virginia will arrest me if I refuse to pay my portion of the more than $300,000 tax dollars that fund the abortion industry in West Virginia.  While I am working to end those subsidies, I cannot in good conscience pay even a nominal race entrance fee, let alone raise money if even a portion of that money may make it to the abortion industry’s bank account.

Still, I want to be thorough.  So, I looked up the number for the chapter president of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and gave her a call.

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About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

Despite Critics Abortion Breast Cancer Link Grows

By Nathan A. Cherry, 09/28/2010 

 
Abortion breast cancer linked

More women are learning the truth of the abortion, breast cancer link.

 Martinsburg, WV – Much debate continues as to whether there is a link between abortion and cancer in women; in particular breast cancer. Many on the pro-life side believe that such a link is more than evident and plenty of empirical evidence proves the claim. Abortion advocates continue to shrug their shoulders and deny the reality of the deadly link.

Recently a microbiologist by the name of Dr. Gerard Nadal decided to post every study concluding the existence of the abortion-breast cancer link on his blog. He plans to post one a day until he has posted them all, according to a report from LifeNews.com.

What makes this so interesting is that he will publish studies by both abortion opponents and advocates alike. What is more interesting is that both groups are finding the link to be true.

The very first article he posted was a study by Julie Palmer and Lunn Rosenberg called “Induced and Spontaneous Abortion in Relation to Breast Cancer.”  The conclusions of this study are remarkable considering that Drs. Palmer and Rosenberg are staunch abortion advocates. (Click here to read the article, “The ABC Literature #1”)The following is related:

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

North Carolina Abortuary To End Killing

By Nathan A. Cherry, 06/28/2010

 
Pro-lifers offer prayers outside a North Carolina abortion clinic

Pro-lifers pray during the 40 Days of Prayer campaign outside the Raleigh Women's Health Organization

 Martinsburg, WV – It’s not often that good news makes the headlines in today’s troubling world. But this is worth sharing. A report from Lifesitenews.com tells of a North Carolina abortuary that will cease performing abortions due to…prayers! Read the entire article below.

“A Raleigh abortuary that has seen constant prayer from pro-lifers with the popular 40 Days for Life campaign has ceased performing abortions.

The Raleigh News and Observer reported Wednesday that National Women’s Health Organization of Raleigh is, in the words of one local pro-abortion affiliate, “in transition.” The affiliate, Ann Rose, said that the last abortions would be conducted on Saturday, but she would not explain what other changes the “transition” would entail.

The paper reports that the abortuary was generally thought to be for sale after its founder, pro-abortion activist Susan Hill, passed away of breast cancer in February. There are two other facilities in Raleigh where abortions are performed.

David Bereit, the national director of 40 Days for Life, praised the end of the destruction of unborn life at a building where prayer witnesses with the nationwide campaign have kept vigil. North Carolina was one of the first states ever to conduct a 40 Days for Life campaign.

“Even as we praise God for this victory, pray that this center, which has done so much harm, completely closes and that the workers experience conversions!” said Bereit.

Bereit also lauded statistics cited by the News and Observer story, which show that abortions have been declining in North Carolina; the abortion rate dropped 4.6% between 2007 and 2008.

“Your prayers and faithful efforts continue to bear great fruit!” Bereit told supporters.”

Incidentally, I want to note that recent studies have concluded that abortion is linked to breast cancer. It’s a sad irony that the founder of this North Carolina abortuary died of breast cancer while advocating a procedure which can cause the same deadly illness in other women. (Click here to read more about the link between abortion and breast cancer. Click here for the link between abortion and other illnesses.)

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

FPC Media Blitz: LGBT Ordinance Challenged, Abortion Linked to Breast Cancer, Sex-Change Inmate Wants New Prison

By Nathan A. Cherry

 Below you will find some of the top stories making headlines in our country today. Click on any of the titles for the full story.

 “Abstinence Funds Dropped from Another Bill” Apparently those pesky liberal lawmakers have not learned anything from the conclusive studies showing the effectiveness of abstinence education on the mental, social, and academic well-being of teenagers. Someone’s flunking out.

 “Kalamazoo LGBT Ordinance Challenged” We are spoon-fed the lie that “everyone” wants to see sexual orientation and gender identity protected because it is the same as race or other classes. Here is a perfect example of reality; people challenging a city ordinance because they DO NOT believe these are equal.

 “What God has Joined Together” Data showing how faith can play a big part in the married life of adults. Thos who attend church as adolescents are less likely to divorce. So, contrary to minority opinion/belief, faith plays a big part in the life of a person. Maybe we should think about protecting freedom of religion more than freedom of “I don’t want to be a man; I want to be a woman today.”

 “Women With Abortions have Significantly Increased Risk of Breast Cancer” I guess no one told our U.S. lawmakers that abortion really does hurt women because they keep pushing abortion and abortion funding on all of us; despite overwhelming opposition against abortion. Wait a minute that could be because of all the campaign funding abortion (death) merchants provide. I get it now; money in the pocket is more valuable than women’s lives.

 “Serial Bigamist Allowed to Walk Free” Here is the next step if same-sex “marriage” is legalized. We will find ourselves paying tax dollars so courts can deal with ridiculous cases such as this. All while people claim defenses of “personality disorder” for why they were married five times. Don’t mess with marriage.

 “Sex Change Inmate Seeks Prison Move” What happens when “gender identity” is protected? An already difficult-to-deal-with prison system gets further complicated when the guy in the next cell that is living as a woman wants transferred to a women’s prison. Why? Because he thinks it will be easier to escape with all the women around? Or because of all the women around. I bet he is tired of looking at the guys in his cell block and would enjoy looking at some women for a change. How silly can we get? Next thing you know every man in San Quentin will want a transfer because he feels like a woman today.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.