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Komen: racing for the cure and towards the truth?

The national pro-life community is rejoicing at Tuesday’s revelation that Planned Parenthood has lost the hefty financial support of the Susan J. Komen foundation, the  “pink ribbon” organization self-described as leading the war against breast cancer. (see lifenews.com for many stories on this)

Yet Komen had been defeating their stated mission all along by denying the abortion-breast cancer link while funding the nation’s top abortion business. So please understand that,

  1. while Komen has taken a positive step to sever ties with Planned Parenthood, the official statement has NOT been that they have taken their blinders off on the medical evidence about the abortion/breast cancer link, because the abortion risk denial is still part of their website!
  2. Instead, a Komen spokeswoman said Planned Parenthood, which is under Congressional investigation, has become ineligible due to a new Komen policy on denying funds to entities in legal trouble; other sources say Komen has nixed pass-thru grants, the kind Planned Parenthood was accustomed to receiving. (see this article).

Yes, it is great that Planned Parenthood’s undeserved veneer of respectability is crumbling, not only by the desertion of Komen, but through the LiveAction undercover exposes buttressing state and federal actions to defund the abortion giant. But if you thank Komen (news@komen.org), do not forget to tell them to ‘fess up about the “ABC” (abortion-breast cancer) link.

In Kansas, we found (more…)

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Pro-lifers hearing National Public Radio’s Morning Edition Monday had to be smiling when Science editor, Robert Krulwich, revealed a little-known bond between a mother and her child.

The report examined the increasing evidence that “when a woman has a baby, she gets not just a son or daughter, [but]

an army of protective cells– gifts from her children that will stay inside her and defend her for the rest of her life.”

Krulwich begins his interview with Dr. Kirby Johnson, of Tufts University, doing a little myth-busting about the placenta, formerly considered “an impenetrable barrier [in which the] mommy cells stay on the mommy side and nature keeps them separate.”

Rather, Johnson discusses how researchers found, “in a teaspoon of an ordinary pregnant woman’s blood… dozens, perhaps even hundreds of cells… from the baby.” (The scientific name for the phenomenon is fetomaternal microchimerism.)

Researchers were surprised that the ‘baby’ cells aren’t attacked by the ‘mom’s’ immunity system.  The natural references (more…)

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October is breast cancer awareness month, in case you haven’t seen the pink ribbons on practically every consumer item.

According to last week’s bulletin from the state health department (KDHE), 1,916 women were diagnosed in Kansas with breast cancer in 2007 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). In 2009, 369 women and 3 men died of breast cancer in Kansas.

The bulletin said, “Several lifestyle recommendations may reduce the risk of breast cancer. These include avoiding tobacco, staying active, maintaining a healthy body weight, limiting alcohol intake to one or fewer drinks per day, and increasing fiber intake with whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.”

At my mammogram last week, I was asked a series of questions as part of the exam. I was NOT asked anything about smoking, food and alcohol intake or my exercise regimen. I was asked:

  1. at what age did my period begin and menopause begin;
  2. how many pregnancies did I have;
  3. how many children were living;
  4. had I ever used oral contraceptives or post-menopausal hormones.

That is because any honest expert understands that breast cancer is largely an “estrogen” story, and the questions all reflect that.

Estrogen surges at puberty, decreases at menopause, and rises 2000% above monthly peaks during each pregnancy except during nearly all pregnancies that naturally miscarry in the first trimester. Estrogen is also affected by birth-control and menopausal hormonal regimens.

Estrogen multiplies breast cells and breast cells are vulnerable to cancer-causing agents until they mature by having become milk-producing cells.  This is why the World Health Organization has taught for over 50 years (more…)

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Up to 10% of mental health problems among women may be affected by a history of abortion, according to a new review published in the British Journal of Psychiatry(read NRLC analysis).

The study was authored by post-abortion expert, Dr. Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University, and finds women who have undergone abortion face almost double the risk of mental health problems as women who give birth.

Georgette Forney, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign– the world’s largest network of women and men harmed by abortion– says that the report validates what most post-abortive women already know.

“This is not just another study. It’s historic, [combining] the results of 22 studies conducted over a 14-year period in six countries involving 877,181 women.”

The peer-reviewed study indicated abortion was linked with an overall 81% increase risk of mental health problems, including (more…)

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1973: Holcomb & rocker Tyler

In a chilling, and yet inspiring, article in Lifenews, Julia Holcomb tells of her tumultuous involvement with druggie rock star Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, from 1973-76, beginning when she was sixteen.  Details of her pregnancy and “Born Alive” abortion are a must-read.

Her conclusion was, “In spite of everything, I do not hate Steven Tyler, nor am I personally bitter…I know that I am also responsible for what happened that day.”

But then Holcomb adds, “Our nation’s young girls, especially those like me, who have experienced trauma and abuse, and are

vulnerable to exploitation should not be used as sexual playthings, scarred by abortions to free their male partners from financial responsibility, and then like their unborn children, tossed aside as an unwanted object.”

She closed with, “I pray that our nation will change its laws so (more…)

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Last week, Kansas legislators held a hearing on HB 2035, a bill that would be protective of minors being steered to abortion.

Unfortunately, on that day, a methodologically flawed Danish study funded by the pro-abortion Susan Buffet foundation was wrongly touted as proof that abortion causes no negative mental health risks.

Thousands of women (and men) who come to post-abortion healing ministries each year have attested that abortion-caused emotional problems take years to develop.  Yet this study

only counted abortion as problematic if women
sought professional help within one year and did not
assess women for depression, suicidal thoughts or
substance abuse (self-medication)
.

Pro-choice New Zealand researchers in 2006 began with the same stated assumption of this Danish study— that only women with pre-existing mental health issues suffer post-abortion distress– but they were disproved by their own findings! (more…)

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The dominant long-term concerns of Kansas’ health division (KDHE) are smoking, flu and obesity.   Abortion is not viewed as a significant impediment to Kansas’ future growth and well-being.

The official 2009 state health statistics for Kansas that were just released, do include many tables showing race, age and county of women getting abortions, but no sense of the massive health crisis abortion presents in lost lives, damaged women and subsequent unhealthy children.

State data shows there were over 41,300 Kansans born last year, with a ratio of almost 9 Kansas births for every Kansas baby aborted.  That’s a good ratio, compared to many states.

However, the nearly 4,800 Kansas unborn children aborted in 2009 roughly equals the total resident student population attending Emporia State University.

Thus, every year, the number of aborted Kansas children could populate another whole state university!  Tragic–but apparently not worthy of targeted state health initiatives.

Viewing the state statistics as a weekly snapshot, each week (on average) 879 Kansas unborn children left their mothers’ wombs. (more…)

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