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Help prevent breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Prevention month. Being aware of what we can do to prevent breast cancer is so important. My mother and two aunts all had this cancer. Mom had one breast removed in 1963 (when no one spoke the "C" word and many thought it was a contagious disease). Twenty years later she had the other breast removed.

Prevention is the key. Get your regular mammograms, doctor examination, and do personal breast examination. In the 1950s research was done which found abortion in a first pregnancy was a direct link to breast cancer. Your body readies itself for milk production with an abundance of hormones. Having an abortion radically upsets that process leading to possible cancer. A miscarriage does not do this.

"Susan G. Komen," the country's largest breast cancer charity is a recipient of many millions of dollars for breast cancer research. This organization has in turn funneled monies to Planned Parenthood, a provider and defender of killing female (and male, of course) lives through abortion.

There are many reputable places to put your donations such as Roger Maris Center and American Cancer Society. Know where your money is going. Life is precious.

-- Corrine R. Frank, Detroit Lakes

(Editor's note: the issue remains controversial, but the World Health Organization, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Medical Association have all concluded that abortion does not cause breast cancer)