Knights: The Susan G. Komen Foundation encourages affiliates to give money to Planned Parenthood.

After reviewing the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s relationship with Planned Parenthood, the State Deputy of the Michigan Jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus ruled that no Knights of Columbus council in Michigan can raise money for or affiliate itself with Komen.

The Komen Foundation admits to encouraging affiliates to give money to Planned Parenthood, America’s leading abortion business, and its chapters gave Planned Parenthood $731,303  in 2009 and have given the abortion business $3.3 million from 2004-2009, according to its own figures.

Kenneth Unterbrink of the Knights of Columbus, in a February letter, writes, “We, as Knights of Columbus, have publicly stated our opposition to abortion and embryonic stem cell research. By their own admission, Komen supports Planned Parenthood, and they plan to continue their support for Planned Parenthood.”

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The Catholic Church has been a consistent supporter of stem-cell research using (only) adult stem cells.

The Catholic Church opposes embryonic stem-cell research,
and supports adult stem-cell research.

By Paul McMullen
pmcmullen@CatholicReview.org

The Vatican is expected to contribute several million dollars to an international consortium for adult stem-cell research, an effort that will be led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

The Associated Press reported the Vatican’s anticipated initial contribution as being 2 million euros ($2.7 million).

The new venture was announced April 23 at a news conference in Rome.

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