2021 | Week of October 18 | Radio Transcript #1434
I went to a public high school football game this past Friday. What caught my attention wasn’t the game itself or the marching band, which is really what I went for, but rather an entire student section dressed in pink. Since the school colors are blue and white, my mind was racing to figure out the pink showing up on both the guys and the gals. Didn’t take me long. The students were participating in the annual Susan G. Komen Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness month. From the students’ perspective, they were doing something good. Maybe they were even raising money for the Foundation.
Back in 2012, pro-life organizations exposed that Komen was significantly funding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. For a very short period of time, the Foundation stopped the funding; but then reversed course and resumed the funding. As recently as last year, there are reports of state Planned Parenthood agencies receiving Komen funding. Supposedly, this money goes to fund breast cancer screenings, mammograms, biopsies and related education efforts. However, we all know all funds are fungible, which means that every dollar given to Planned Parenthood, even for “non-abortion” procedures, creates a financial benefit for this organization that every year performs the most abortions in the country.
Whatever ostensible reason the Komen Foundation uses to fund the nation’s abortion giant is bad enough in its own right but making this matter much worse is the very real link between abortion and breast cancer. Some shorten this to the ABC link. Abortion advocates hate the mention of this ABC link, disavow it at every opportunity and of course take huge swipes at the credibility of those scientists and researchers who claim the link is real.
Solid research by solid scientists and researchers shows women who have abortions are at a greater risk of contracting breast cancer than are women who do not have abortions. In fact, in 2013, Dr. Rebecca Johnson, a cancer specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, published a study that quote “demonstrated that the number of advanced breast cancer cases has increased among younger women, aged 25-39 years. After an analysis of 34 years worth of data from many countries, Johnson and her colleagues found that induced abortion was likely a causal–not correlational–risk factor for the development of breast cancer.” End quote
Dr. Joel Brind, a former professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York, was one of the first scientists to show the ABC link. His efforts were promptly shut down by the abortion industry, which doesn’t really care about women nearly as much as it does about profits. But Dr. Brind persisted. In a recent appearance on the Dr J Show, hosted by pro-life Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Dr. Brind said the scientific evidence supporting the ABC link actually goes back nearly 70 years.
In 2018 the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute funded and published a report: Induced Abortion as an Independent Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Studies on South Asian Women. Of the 20 studies analyzed,The meta-analysis found a 151% increased risk of breast cancer after an induced abortion.
Obviously, the highly profitable abortion industry does not want this research publicized. They have done everything in their power to keep women ignorant of the abortion-breast-cancer link.
Our organization has believed the research for years, however. In fact, over 20 years ago, we tried to get the state to add information about this abortion breast cancer link to the women’s right to know publication. Even with a conservative department head who met with us and with Dr. Brind, we were summarily shut down.
Of course, women can and do die from breast cancer. Keeping this ABC link information from women contemplating an abortion is wrong. They should at least be given the opportunity to know the research exists so they can make an informed decision. High school students donning pink in October can highlight awareness of breast cancer, but that won’t do anything to address the risk abortion-minded women face. We pray this commentary will be instrumental in educating people on this life and death issue. Women have a right to know.
This is Julaine Appling for Wisconsin Family Council reminding you the prophet Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
Julaine Appling has taught on the junior high, high school, and college levels, and for five years was the administrator of a private school. In 1998 she was asked to become the Executive Director of Wisconsin Family Council, where her mission is to advance Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving, and promoting marriage, family, life and liberty. In addition to regularly being interviewed for Wisconsin television, radio, and newspapers, she is the host of "Wisconsin Family Connection," aired weekly on almost 50 radio stations in Wisconsin including the VCY America radio network.
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