Catholic Bishop Recommends Dropping Susan Komen Foundation Off Your Donation List

08.18.11 | Sarah Harnisch

One group you have likely heard a lot about-- the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Foundation-- which supports survivors and victims families of breast cancer, is sending cash to be used for embyronic stem cell research.  Komen has active relationships with at least five research groups or educational facilities that engage in embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of unborn children in their earliest days for stem cells that have yet to help any patients. Almost 4-million dollars was sent to Johns Hopkins, 4-and-a-half-million to the University of Kansas, 1-million to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and 600-thousand to Yale University. The Catholic Bishop of Toledo says because of Komen's donations to stem cell research and their millions given to Planned Parenthood each year, the church recommends the cancer group is not worthy of supporting.