Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Link Between Abortion And Breast Cancer

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled in favour of applicant "C" - one of the three applicants in the ABC case – claiming that Ireland’s pro-life laws put women’s lives in danger. But, what if the opposite is actually true? Studies have shown that abortion does nothing in line of “saving women” or “saving lives”, and, rather, poses major risks to women’s health. Many researchers and experts have now stated that abortion has become a leading cause of breast cancer in women. Why is this fact concealed from the public?

The studies are clear and the evidence is endless – yet it remains a well-kept secret. In 2003, Dr Louise Brinton, the chief of the National Cancer Institute’s Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology branch, organized a conference for the NCI that claimed that it is “well established” that “abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk.” Then, in 2009, in a paper published in the medical journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Dr Brinton abdicated her former position, admitting “induced abortion and oral contraceptive use are associated with increased risk of breast cancer”, and citing a 40% increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer in women following an abortion. Triple negative breast cancer is a particularly virulent and treatment-resistant form of cancer. The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published a study in 2007 entitled, "The Breast Cancer Epidemic”, which stated that abortion is the "best predictor of breast cancer," among seven risk factors.

Other researchers in Iran published the results of a study showing that women who have had an abortion face a 193% increased risk of breast cancer. Similarly, researchers in Sri Lanka found that women who had abortions more than tripled their risk of breast cancer.

More recently, the Coalition on Abortion/ Breast Cancer reported that abortion has led to an additional 300,000 breast cancer deaths in America since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. The director of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, Dr Michael Brind, based this estimate on research published in 1996 that found that women had a 30% greater chance of developing cancer after obtaining an abortion.

The overall risk of breast cancer among women is 10%; the abortion factor then raises this to a 13% lifetime risk. So, based on Dr Brind’s research, 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade, would have resulted in 1.5 million more cases of breast cancer in women. At an average mortality rate of 20% since 1973, that would mean that legal abortion has resulted in some 300,000 additional deaths due to breast cancer since Roe v. Wade, according to Dr Brind.

Yet pro-abortion advocates continue to hoodwink the public into thinking that abortion is “medically necessary”. And pro-life activists are condemned when they raise the issue of a link between abortion and breast cancer. So much for women having a right to know.
(Author: Kate Bryan-SOLAS )

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