ABORTION INCREASES THE RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER
Abortion interrupts the natural process of breast development, leaving the
breast with more cells that can become cancerous. Elevated levels of estrogen,
starting early in pregnancy, cause normal and pre-cancerous cells to multiply
and stimulate the breasts to swell. Third trimester hormones of a full-term
pregnancy change cells into cancer-resistant, milk-producing tissue and turn off
their growth (and cancer-forming) potential.
Talking about ABC. Denise Mountenay, Canada
Silent No More founder/president (far right), with Ederlinda Austrial, Breast
Cancer Society of Manila Inc. (BCSMI) president (2nd from right), and BCSMI
members during Feb. 17’s Relay for Life in Quezon City, which gathered hundreds
of breast cancer patients and survivors. Mountenay spoke about the ABC or
abortion-breast cancer link, citing 28 studies that prove the connection.
Breast cancer has a proven link to abortion,
say medical groups and a bioethics journal.
Breast cancer rates climbed more than 40% between 1987 and 1998. Among three age
groups, only the youngest generation, ages 50-64, which had access to legalized
abortion (the Roe v. Wade generation), experienced the increase, not the two
older groups, ages 65 and older. Holly Howe et al., Annual report to the nation
on the status of cancer, 1973 through 1998, featuring cancers with recent
increasing trends. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2001; 93:824-842,
“As far as breast cancer is concerned, the risk-reducing effect of full-term
pregnancy has been well-known literally for centuries, and is universally
acknowledged…It is hardly difficult to connect the dots here: Having an induced
abortion leaves a women with a higher long-term risk of breast cancer, compared
to not having the abortion; i.e., compared to childbirth…Despite the worst
efforts of scientists, doctors, politicians, journalists, and judges to quash
public knowledge of the (abortion-breast cancer) link, the fact that published
evidence of it abounds would make it a daunting task to convince a jury of its
nonexistence, given a well-presented case.” Joel Brind, Ph.D., whose landmark
report accused government agencies and biased scientists of publishing
fraudulent research to cover-up a half-century of evidence linking abortion with
increased breast cancer risk. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly (Summer
2005) p. 303-329
“Among women who had been pregnant at least once, the risk of breast cancer in
those who had experienced an induced abortion was 50% higher than among other
women.” “Highest risks (more than double) were observed when the abortion was
done at ages younger than 18 years…or at least 30 years of age or older.” Dr.
Janet Daling, lead author of a study specifically commissioned by the National
Cancer Institute to investigate the link between abortion and breast cancer.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1994; 86:1584-1592
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
An international women’s organization
P.O. Box 957133, Hoffman Estates, Il 60195-3051 U.S.A.
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is a women’s organization founded to
protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing
information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
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