by Steven Ertelt
October 4, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Represents of a national group of thousands of women who have been victimized by abortions say they would have wanted information from a recent study showing that having children lowers the chance of contracting breast cancer. The study shed light on how carrying a pregnancy to term is beneficial to women.
As LifeNews.com reported, researchers at a cancer center in Seattle confirmed what previous studies have shown: women who bear children have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer.
They say fetal cells “transplanted” to the mother before birth are a source of this protective effect. That’s something that abortion denies.
Scientists at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center presented their results in the October 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
They studied a concept called fetal microchimerism, which is the ability of cells from a growing unborn baby to take up long-term residence in the mother’s body.
The cells reduce the breast cancer risk, but a representative of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign says the abortion-childbirth comparison is not accurately presented to women by abortion facilities.
"This latest research is more scientific evidence that abortion, aside from being emotionally and psychologically devastating for women, is physically dangerous as well," said Georgette Forney, the co-founder of the group.
Forney had an abortion as a teenager and she says today’s women deserve the benefit of knowing the latest research showing childbirth gives them better health outcomes than abortion.
"Women deserve to know the facts," she told LifeNews.com.
Janet Morana, another co-founder of the group, which has featured dozens of events with thousands of women who say they regret their abortions, agreed.
"When the perfectly natural event of pregnancy is violently interrupted by the entirely unnatural event of induced pregnancy termination, common sense and science both tell us that there are consequences," Morana said.
She told LifeNews.com, "Anyone who cares about women’s health will want this new information to receive the widest circulation possible."
Since the launching of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 2,326 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at 189 gatherings in 44 states and six countries.
Related web sites:
Silent No More Awareness Campaign – https://www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org