Cancer Death Reductions Could Be Greater if Women Told Abortion Link

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 12, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 12
, 2007

Washington, DC ( — A representative of a woman’s group that educates people about the link between abortion and breast cancer says that news of a lowering the number of cancer deaths would be better if women had been told about the link. The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer says there would be fewer deaths to report.

The organization points to a new report from the American Cancer Society that cancer deaths declined slightly in 2003 and 2004.

But Karen Malec, the head of the Coalition, told "There would be fewer cancer cases and deaths if women had been told the truth in the 1980s when conclusive evidence became available" about the abortion-breast cancer link.

She said studies at that time pointed to the association between breast cancer and abortion as well as hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptives.

The new ACS report said it expects 40,460 female deaths due to breast cancer and 240,510 total breast cancer cases for 2007.

However, it continues to mislead women about the abortion-breast cancer link saying "Several studies have provided very strong data that induced abortions have no overall effect on the risk of breast cancer."

Yet, Malec points to a scientific review in 2005 that concluded the studies ACS mentions are seriously flawed and cannot be used to dismiss the larger body of evidence supporting an abortion-breast cancer link.

No scientist has challenged these conclusions, she told in a statement.

She pointed to research from Baruch College professor Dr. Joel Brind, who is one of the leading scientists examining the data. Brind has found that having an induced abortion leaves a woman with a higher long-term risk of breast cancer, compared to carrying the pregnancy to term.

"We call on the Society and other cancer businesses to put their priorities in order," said Malec. "Women’s lives and cancer prevention are more important than making money, doing cancer walks, and protecting the abortion and pharmaceutical industries."

She indicated that more abortions means more cancer cases and also condemned the Susan G. Komen Foundation for its donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars to Planned Parenthood, which is the nation’s leading abortion business.

"It’s unthinkable that groups that claim to want to eradicate the disease would help fund a cancer-causing organization, especially when the funds could be directed to legitimate health organizations," Malec said.

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