Actuary Magazine: Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Will Hurt Insurance Industry

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 7, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Actuary Magazine: Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Will Hurt Insurance Industry

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 7,

London, England ( — A British actuary magazine has published an article saying the link between abortion and breast cancer will cause an epidemic there. The Actuary, a professional magazine, says England and Wales will likely see a rise in the number of women afflicted with the deadly disease.

The article discusses the impact the link will have for the life and health insurance and health care industries through 2029.

The article is based on the findings of Patrick Carroll, a statistician and actuary, who recently released a study showing that abortions is the best factor for predicting the incidence of breast cancer among women.

Carroll published his forecasts of breast cancer rates last month in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

He predicted a sizable increase in the number of breast cancer cases and expects an overall increase of 50.9% in the cancer rate in England and Wales by 2029.

Actuary’s article notes that those involved in planning treatment facilities and calculating insurance premiums and reserves should pay attention to this phenomenon.

The abortion-breast cancer link could result in more insurance claims and litigation, the magazine noted.

Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, told that the abortion-breast cancer link is an "epidemic" and it "will be costly for the insurance industry and consumers."

Malec also says "cancer patients will suffer because of the cancer fundraising industry’s misconduct."

"Breast cancer fundraising is likely to be very profitable for the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and others that continue to knowingly mislead women by denying the abortion-breast cancer link," she said.

She blames the groups for misleading women and telling them there is no link between abortion and breast cancer or denying the protective effect a first full-term pregnancy can have.

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