New PowerPoint Helps Explain Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

National   Steven Ertelt   Sep 22, 2011   |   1:51PM    Washington, DC

A new guide prepared by the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer helps pregnancy centers who are facing attacks from abortion advocates for accurately informing women of the link between abortion and breast cancer.

The organization’s director, Karen Malec, told LifeNews that the new Crisis Pregnancy Center PowerPoint Presentation provides “a new resource to help them defend themselves against NARAL’s and Planned Parenthood’s attacks on them for informing women about the risks of induced abortion.” The timing of the new guide is crucial, with the city of San Francisco becoming the latest to attack pregnancy centers.

Malec hopes people will share this professional presentation of the abortion-breast cancer link with legislators, crisis pregnancy centers, journalists, medical professionals and pregnant women.

The presentation shows how pregnancy hormones structurally change the breasts. Pregnancy outcome (i.e. full term pregnancy vs. induced abortion, 2nd trimester miscarriage or a premature birth before 32 weeks gestation) influences the maturity and cancer-resistance of the breast cells. Breast cells are not fully cancer-resistant until they lactate, Malec explains.

Malec provided LifeNews a synopsis of the new presentation, which exposes the lies that women are being told about the abortion-breast cancer research by leading pro-abortion advocacy groups.

NARAL and Planned Parenthood Don’t Tell Women:

1. Eight medical groups have issued statements acknowledging an independent link between abortion and increased breast cancer risk.

2. Abortion raises breast cancer risk in four ways; and only one of those four ways continues to be contested by scientists (the independent link, i.e. whether abortion leaves the breasts with more places for cancers to start).

NARAL and Planned Parenthood Don’t Tell Women That Medical Texts and Medical Authorities Agree:

1. First full term pregnancy reduces lifetime breast cancer risk.
2. Every subsequent full term pregnancy reduces risk by an additional 10%.
3. Every one year delay of a first full term pregnancy increases premenopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and postmenopausal breast cancer risk by 3%.

NARAL and Planned Parenthood Don’t Tell Women That Abortion Causes the Mother to:

1. Lose the protective effect of full term pregnancy.
2. Have a smaller family.
3. Delay her first full term pregnancy.

NARAL and Planned Parenthood Don’t Tell Women It’s Indisputable That:

1. The woman who has a full term pregnancy has a lower risk than does the one who has an abortion.

2. Full term pregnancy lowers risk, but abortion does not reduce risk.

3. Even a paid expert witness testifying under oath on behalf of Florida’s abortion providers in 1999 agreed with this statement, “A woman who finds herself pregnant at age 15 will have a higher breast cancer risk if she chooses to abort that pregnancy, than if she chooses to carry that pregnancy to term.”

4. The World Health Organization lists the birth control pill with estrogen and progestin in it as a Group 1 cancer-causing agent – the highest level of carcinogenicity. A 2006 meta-analysis in the journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, confirms the carcinogenicity of the pill. Two studies in 2009 and 2010 strongly link the pill with the aggressive, deadly form of breast cancer called “triple-negative breast cancer.” Abortion clinics give women cancer-causing abortions and then add “fuel to the fire” by prescribing them cancer-causing birth control pills.

Why the U.S. National Cancer Institute Is Unreliable:

1. National Cancer Institute branch chief Dr. Louise Brinton was the chief organizer of the NCI’s 2003 workshop which concluded abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk. In 2009, however, Dr. Brinton put her name on a study whose authors included abortion among “known and suspected breast cancer risk factors.” They found a statistically significant 40% increased breast cancer risk for women who had abortions. They concluded abortion is a risk factor for the disease.

2. The workshop’s summary contradicted itself by admitting that early first full term birth, larger family size, and increased duration of breastfeeding reduce risk; but the statement is at war with itself because it concluded: “Induced abortion is not associated with an increase in breast cancer risk.”

3. The workshop’s conclusions contradicted 46 years of biological, epidemiological and experimental research showing that abortion raises breast cancer risk in four ways: delayed first full term pregnancy, loss of the protective effect of full term pregnancy, leaving the breasts with more places for cancers to start, and putting women at risk for having premature births before 32 weeks gestation in future pregnancies (which is an uncontested breast cancer risk for the mother).