I am delighted that the Archdiocese of Saint Louis has put out a statement concerning the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure." On their site, they explain that they cannot support the organisation for a variety of reasons:
- Komen gives money to Planned Parenthood;
- Komen supports embryonic stem cell research; and
- Komen ignores the link between abortion and breast cancer.
I know there are intense emotions surrounding breast cancer and great hopes to eradicate the disease, but it cannot be done over the bodies of babies or while ignoring a significant contributing factor. Women deserve better -- and kudos to the good souls in the chancery who are responsible for bringing this important information to light!