Women’s Group: Breast Cancer Orgs Must Acknowledge Abortion Link

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 4, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 4, 2005

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A women’s group that monitors the link between abortion and breast cancer says her group wonders what groups who raise millions of dollars to fund beast cancer awareness have done to reduce the breast cancer rates in the last three years.

"Every year, sneakered women raise billions for cancer businesses that are more interested in research than disease prevention," says Karen Malec, a 15-year cancer survivor and spokesperson for the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer.

Despite the money, breast cancer rates are on the rise.

More than 211,000 cases of invasive breast cancer and 59,000 cases of in situ breast cancer are expected this year. One in 7.5 American women develops the disease in her lifetime. In 1970, one in 12 women developed the disease.

Malec says the incidence of breast cancer is on the rise because of induced abortions and she blames leading anti-cancer groups for refusing to acknowledge that fact.

"Here is an easy way to recognize that cancer businesses are lying when they deny an abortion-breast cancer link," Malec said. "Ask these businesses three questions."

* Malec said anti-cancer groups recognize that an early first full-term pregnancy protects against breast cancer. Does the childless woman who chooses abortion delay her first full term pregnancy, she wants them to answer.

* Does the woman who aborts before a first full term pregnancy, therefore, have a greater breast cancer risk than does the woman who carries her pregnancy to term (all things being equal)?

* Does abortion contribute to the nation’s breast cancer rates?
"The only logical answer to each question is ‘yes,’" said Malec.

"If they say ‘no,’ they’ll look foolish because the protective effect of early childbearing is well established," Malec explained. "They might evade the question by citing studies that have nothing to do with this effect. They might attempt to confuse you by citing studies addressing a second way that abortion raises risk – one that scientists debate called ‘the independent link’."

Only a third trimester process in pregnancy matures a woman’s breast tissue into cancer-resistant tissue. An early first full term pregnancy before age 24 is the most important strategy a woman can adopt to prevent breast cancer, according to Malec’s group.

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Contact information for cancer businesses: https://www.AbortionBreastCancer.com /stop