While we line up to purchase our "Fund the Cure" postage stamps, the true cure for breast cancer exists right in front of our own noses: hormonal contraceptives and abortion are linked to breast cancer.
While Ortho Evra and Planned Parenthood deceive women with the false glamor of the Patch, women are dying and lay on their deathbed from pulmonary embolism, stroke and dangerous blood clots. Where is the glamor in the death of a young woman?
Do these companies and organizations have true concern for women, their health and well being?
In the case of breast cancer, one might add that the more money the public gives to the cancer fundraising industry, the more women there are who develop the disease. In 1970, one in 12 women were expected to develop breast cancer. In 2004, more than 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with it. The American Cancer Society expects 216,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 59,000 cases of in situ breast cancer in 2004.
If the cancer establishment were truly interested in reducing breast cancer rates, it would have exhibited an interest in preventing the disease. The best way to prevent breast cancer (and cut breast cancer rates by more than one-half) is to have more children, starting before age 24, and breastfeeding them longer.
If women's lives mattered more than fundraising and protecting the abortion and the pharmaceutical industries, then the cancer fundraising industry would have long ago fingered abortion as one of the culprits responsible for these recognized reproductive risk factors - childlessness, decreased childbearing, delayed first birth, and little or no breastfeeding.
If women's lives mattered, then women would have been told in 1986 when U.S. government scientists admitted that abortion is an independent cause of breast cancer. [Stadel B, Wingo P, et al. Letter to editor, Lancet, Feb. 22, 1986, p. 436]