Seventh Medical Organization Affirms Abrotion-Breast Cancer Link
by Steven Ertelt
December 7, 2005
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — MaterCare International, an international group of OBGYNs, has become the seventh medical organization to affirm the link between abortion and breast cancer. The organization says its disappointed that groups like the National Cancer Institute has misled women about the research on the subject.
Dr. R. L. Walley, an Obstetrics and Gynecology research professor, said MaterCare was first presented with information about the link at its October 2004 conference.
"The medical explanation and the epidemiological evidence convinced our group that there is a significant increase in breast cancer risk after induced abortion, especially before the first full term pregnancy," Walley explained.
Dr. Walley said some studies have been conducted in an effort to cast doubt on the link, which has been found in most research conducted on abortion’s link to breast cancer.
Those studies "have serious methodological weaknesses and flaws and therefore do not invalidate the conclusion that there is an increased risk of breast cancer," he explained.
Walley said his group is concerned that women are not being informed by abortion centers before they have abortions that breast cancer is a real possibility following an abortion.
"This evidence has been denied by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other researchers," he explained.
"Women have a basic right to know of this increased risk of breast cancer and it is unacceptable that the information should be denied to them by the medical and cancer research establishments," he said.
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, which monitors such research, applauded MaterCare International’s acknowledgment.
"Doctors can’t screen patients for breast cancer properly if the U.S. National Cancer Institute and cancer fundraising businesses suppress scientific evidence," she said. "To avoid lawsuits, doctors should avoid this contra-indicated procedure, inform abortion-minded patients about the risk, and request abortion histories on all patient intake forms."
In addition to other groups that affirm the link, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, called on doctors in 2003 to inform patients about a "highly plausible" link.