Pro-Life Group Says Cancer Establishment Denies Abortion Link

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 15, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Group Says Cancer Establishment Denies Abortion Link

by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 15, 2003

Palos Heights, IL ( — The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, a pro-life group that monitors information about the link between abortion and breast cancer, says the cancer establishment continues to deny the link.

Karen Malec, the organization’s president, is slated to speak at the 60th annual meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a doctors group.

AAPS is one of the few medical organizations that acknowledges the research pointing to the abortion-breast cancer link. The group recently published an article written by Malec in its national medical journal.

"The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the rest of the cancer establishment are making themselves irrelevant by covering up the ABC link," said Malec.

"They’re stepping up their use of junk science for the purpose of manipulating public opinion and are severely damaging their credibility in the process. They’re selectively reporting flawed studies, which misclassify thousands of post-abortive women as non-abortive. They’re using a hypothetical problem, ‘report bias,’ to disparage more than two dozen studies linking abortion with breast cancer," Malec explained.

Neither the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, nor the American Medical Association acknowledge the link.

AAPS is concerned that women are not receiving proper information about abortion’s risks, including breast cancer, prior to having abortions.

"Women considering abortion are not given true informed consent about the real risks of the procedure as a result of withholding this evidence," the organization said in a statement.

The scientific and medical community admits that the reasons for the suppression are political.

The president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons said that she presented her concerns about getting information to the public about the abortion-breast cancer link, but the board felt it was “too political."

Serious charges of impropriety were made against the cancer establishment in a recent Los Angeles Times commentary where it was reported that cancer deaths jumped 30 percent and the NCI’s budget ballooned from $150 million to $4.6 billion since Nixon’s "War on Cancer" began in 1971.

The AAPS’ motto, "omnia pro aegroto," means "all for the patient." The group advocates for patients’ rights

"We call on the cancer establishment to show the same regard for patients’ rights as does the AAPS," Malec concluded.

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