Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Statement of St. Louis Respect Life Apostolate on Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

The Respect Life Apostolate says:

Due to its policy allowing affiliates to offer financial support to abortion providing facilities, its denial of studies showing abortion as a cause of breast cancer, and its endorsement of embryonic stem cell research, the Respect Life Apostolate neither supports nor encourages participation in activities that benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The RLA encourages you to contact Susan G. Komen for the Cure (5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250 ▪ Dallas, TX 75244) and call for an end to all associations between Komen affiliates and Planned Parenthood, for support of further studies on the link between breast cancer and abortion, and for an end to the endorsement of research that leads to the destruction of any human life. Our hope is that the Komen Foundation will focus all funds on research to find causes and cures for breast cancer and refuse to give financial or other support to any abortion provider or organization that promotes the destruction of human life.

The patients and families who are victims of this terrible illness remain in our prayers, and we encourage all to continue supporting all those who are suffering or in spiritual, physical or financial need.
In past years, the statement included a list of local Catholic hospitals engaged in Breast Cancer treatment and research as alternatives for potential donors.  Unfortunately, it nows seems that several of those Catholic organizations are sponsors of the Komen Race for the Cure.

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