Another October rolls in, and before thinking of Halloween women are now haunted by the dreadful thought of breast cancer.
Statistically 1 in 8 women will get it in our lifetime. Chances will increase with obesity, genetics, and very possibly abortion.
We see pink everywhere. Pink ribbons, pink Tupperware, even pink appliances. All to raise awareness and money to research for the cure.
The last marketing scheme I’ve seen into is at the supermarket, any of them: Vons, Kroger, Albertsons, to name a few. They will offer extra discounts if you buy some chosen articles from their pantries. Money collected will be sent to research facilities.
Vons has especially disappointed me.
With breast cancer, they support research centers that also will use embryonic stem cells to find the cure: UCLA, Fred Hutchinson, Johns Hopkins, the University of California, and Susan G. Komen, amongst some.
OK, so if you don’t think Susan G. Komen belongs with them, check this link: http://www.stemcellresearchcures.com/embryonic-stem-cell-supporters
Remember this also: Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen switch board members, and give each other awards all the time. And even Susan Goodman Komen’s nephew, Eric Brinker, is part owner of a Planned Parenthood facility: http://plannedparenthood.org/ppgnw/files/Great-Northwest/PPGNW_2008_Form_990_%28public_disclosure%29.pdf
I truly believe life is valuable from the moment of conception. Not at implantation. Not at delivery of the baby, after the umbilical cord has been severed from the mother. Not when the mother decides it is a life. It is not a philosophical debate, it is a scientific fact that an embryo is a life and is alive even in cryogenic state.
The principle of double effects is used to analyze the morality of actions that have two effects, one of them unintended. Under this principle, for an action to be morally justifiable the action carried out must be a good one. But the destruction of an embryo is never good so the principle cannot be applied
It is simply wrong, and evil to do “research” with the tiniest human beings. Even when they are frozen, or in a Petri dish. Just because they cannot defend themselves. Even Theodor Seuss Geisel said it in 1940: “A person’s a person, no matter how small”
Still want to go pink? Just make sure the research facility is not listed on this list: http://www.stemcellresearchcures.com/embryonic-stem-cell-supporters, or give to an ethical center like the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.