Komen gets a black eye on Black-Eyed Susan Day at the Preakness
Another great story from Kurt Linnemann at CBR Maryland:
Komen gets a black eye on Black-Eyed Susan Day at the Preakness.
Friday, May 18th was Black-Eyed Susan Day at the Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, MD. This special event, which is part of Preakness Week at Pimlico, features female jockeys and live entertainment. For the past several years, some of the proceeds from Black Eyed Susan Day have gone to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the breast cancer research fundraiser. Komen, of course, is still funneling money to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, while brazenly denying the large body of evidence that abortion is a major risk factor for breast cancer.
To highlight this outrageous situation, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) Maryland conducted a pro-life witness outside the entrance to Pimlico featuring graphic images of abortion and signs calling on Komen to defund Planned Parenthood. Horse racing enthusiasts, most of whom had never seen anything of this sort and certainly didn’t expect to see it at Pimlico, were visibly surprised. While many responded scornfully, others stopped to tell us they had never known about Komen’s support for Planned Parenthood, nor the link between abortion and breast cancer. One post-abortive woman, showing no signs of animosity, stopped to speak with us for nearly an hour and even helped hold a sign!
This is the third time this year that CBR has demonstrated at a Komen Race. We know that our actions are making both Komen and their patrons very uncomfortable. Our hope is that the Komen Foundation will realize that they have brought this upon themselves, and reverse their misguided and tragic decision to fund the nation’s largest abortion provider.
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