Planned Parenthood: The Antithesis to Women’s Health

Thank you all for contacting our Senator to vote in favor of defunding abortion.  Unfortunately the Senate failed us and the House of Representatives caved in.  The bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood was taken out of the budget vote.  The good news is that because of your dedication and help, an amendment was passed that ends federal funded abortions in Washington D.C., which will save 1,000 lives each year.  Thank you for your efforts and dedication!

During the debate over whether to de-fund Planned Parenthood, you might have heard claims from Planned Parenthood that women’s health will suffer if Planned Parenthood is de-funded…  Below is an article that should open your eyes to the truth about women’s health and how Planned Parenthood is destroying it.

We have yet another chance this week to put the pressure on Senator Bill Nelson to vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood.  If he will not vote pro-life for the children, maybe he will at least vote to protect the women from the health epidemic caused by Planned Parenthood.  Click here for Sen. Bill Nelson’s contact information. Remember, we are his constituents.  He has a duty to listen to our concerns!

 

Dear Friends:

When Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards speaks about the budget fight in Congress over $363 million in federal funds for her organization, one is reminded of Chicken Little’s cry, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

She told KING5 News in Seattle that women will die of cancer if Planned Parenthood does not receive the federal funding it desires. [1] It’s an outrageous claim – even an insult to women’s intelligence – especially since Planned Parenthood is a leading cause of the breast cancer epidemic in the U.S.

Far fewer women would develop cancers of the breast, liver and cervix if Planned Parenthood would stop distributing hormonal contraceptive steroids (i.e. the birth control pill). The World Health Organization assigned the pill containing estrogen and progestin the highest level of carcinogenicity and labeled it a “Group 1 carcinogen.” [2] The study, Dolle et al. 2009, linked the pill with a deadly form of breast cancer called, “triple-negative breast cancer,” which occurs most often in women under age 50 and African Americans. [3]

Scientists agree that the best way to reduce breast cancer risk is through increased childbearing, starting at a younger age (before age 24) and increased duration of breastfeeding. By selling women abortions and cancer-causing hormonal contraceptive steroids, Planned Parenthood denies women the protective effect of childbearing, thereby causing them to lose the opportunity to mature most of their breast tissue into permanently cancer-resistant tissue.  Furthermore, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that abortion leaves the mother’s breasts with more places for cancers to start. [4]

Richards claimed that Planned Parenthood treats 140,000 patients in Washington state, and if the budget cuts go through, then 70,000 will have nowhere to go. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there are over 5,000 federally funded health community hospitals across the country (with 86 in Washington state). That figure does not count the number of federal hospitals in the U.S. [5]

According to its 2008 tax filing with the IRS, Planned Parenthood’s mission is, in part, “[a]chieving, through informed individual choice, a U.S. population of stable size in an optimum environment….” [6] Translation: Planned Parenthood’s mission is to reduce the U.S. population, not to provide women’s health.

Hysterical feminists, like Rep. Nita Lowey, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Barbara Boxer – all of them fans of Planned Parenthood – need to get a grip on reality. If Planned Parenthood loses its federal funding, the world will not end. On the contrary, there will be fewer cancer deaths, and women will be the winners. Politicians who accept money from the abortion industry for their campaign war chests will be the losers.

Call your U.S. Senators and let them know what your position is on funding Planned Parenthood.  Click here to contact your U.S. Senator

Sincerely,
Karen Malec
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

References:

1. “Planned Parenthood warns budget cuts could mean cancer deaths,” KING5 News, Seattle, April 8, 2011. Available at:http://news.yahoo.com/video/health-15749655/24842407#video=24842407

2. Cogliano V, Grosse Y, Baan R, Secretan B, El Ghissassi F. Carcinogenicity of combined oestrogen-progestagen contraceptives and menopausal treatment. Lancet Oncology 2005;6:552-553.

3.
Dolle J, Daling J, White E, Brinton L, Doody D, et al. Risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer in women under the age of 45 years. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009;18(4)1157-1166. Available at: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/download/Abortion_Breast_Cancer_Epid_Bio_Prev_2009.pdf

4. Lanfranchi, A. Normal breast physiology: The reasons hormonal contraceptives and induced abortion increase breast cancer risk. The Linacre Quarterly 2009;76:236-249. Available at: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/download/LQ_76_3_2_Lanfranchi.pdf

5. Kaiser Family Foundation. State Health Facts. Available at: http://statehealthfacts.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=382&cat=8

6. “Busting the birth control myth,” by Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast, March 4, 2011. Available at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-03-04/planned-parenthoods-birth-control-myth/full/