20 October 2011

Think pink?

I don't know about you but I'm very tired of seeing pink wherever I go and hearing people telling me to wear pink and using something pointless phrases as, "Think pink."

Brease cancer is certainly a serious issue and a cancer for which we have, thanks be to God, several remedies.  By no means am I suggesting we should ignore the issue.

That being said, there are two things I am saying:
  1. Breast cancer is not the most prevalent form of cancer, neither is it the most deadly.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and colon cancer is the most deadly.  Why are the campaigns to erradicate these cancers not nearly as prevalent nor nearly as financially supported and forced upon the public as that against breast cancer?
  2. We know that if a woman has an abortion or uses contraceptive drugs, her likelihood of contracting breast increases exponentially, yet these is never publicly addressed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month nor really admitted by the Susan G. Komen Foundation refuses to acknowledge this link.
By "thinking pink" and donating to the SGKF, one does little to erradicate breast cancer and in fact helps spread it.

The SGKF is a significant contributor to Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading provider of abortions and the leading dispenser of contraceptive drugs.  By contributing to SGKF, you contribute to the problem you seek to solve.

This makes precious little sense to me.  It's time to abide by a few simple principles.

1 comment:

  1. I'm totally with you. Not only have I hated pink with a passion ever since Jr. High, but the fact is this: I don't know a single person who has DIED from breast cancer.

    But I DO know people who have died from OTHER less marketed cancers, like brain cancer (lost one dear friend this summer, about to lose the father of a dear friend any day now), I've nearly lost a friend to a Lymphatic cancer and let's talk about pancreatic cancer, shall we? That cancer is fatal in nearly ALL cases yet we run pink and bleed pink for something CURABLE that becomes more and more sexualized and pornographic in its marketing every year.

    Breast cancer offends me, and it's not the cancer; it's the marketing for the "cure" which also perpetuates the cancer it pretends to want to destroy.