Source Of Money May Cover Truth



For the third time in less than a month, the Payson Roundup has run an article -- the exact same article -- about the Gila County Health Department's new program to educate women regarding breast cancer.

I resisted the urge to comment the first two times, but three is too much.

So what's the problem? The problem is that the program is being funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which denies the overwhelming evidence linking abortion to breast cancer (28 out of 32 scientific studies) and financially supports Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest and wealthiest provider of abortions ($475,000 in 2003).

It's great to get some outside funding for needed health programs -- but not at the cost of women's lives.

Does anyone in the county really believe that with the Komen Foundation funding this program, women will be told about the link between abortion and breast cancer? Women deserve all the facts, even the politically incorrect ones.

In 2004, Eve Sanchez Silver, a breast cancer survivor and medical research analyst for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, resigned from the foundation when she learned that they not only denied the link, but donated to Planned Parenthood. She gave up her job for the truth. What can Gila County do to prevent the truth from being covered up?

Carol Suhr, Pine

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