Group Wants Probe of National Cancer Institute Abortion-Breast Cancer Coverup
by Steven Ertelt
January 25, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A women’s group is asking Congress and the Obama administration to investigate the expose’ showing how a top National Cancer Institute researcher recently admitted that abortion causes a 40% breast cancer increase risk but organizing a meeting to get the NCI to deny it.
As LifeNews.com reported earlier this month, the main NCI activist who got the agency to deny the abortion-breast cancer link has co-authored a study admitting the abortion-breast cancer link is true, calling it a "known risk factor."
The study, conducted by Jessica Dolle and NCI official Louise Brinton, appears in the April 2009 issue of the prestigious cancer epidemiology journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
The Dolle study, conducted with Janet Daling of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, cited as accurate Daling’s studies from 1994 and 1996 that showed between a 20 and 50 percent increased breast cancer risk for women having abortions compare to those who carried their pregnancies to term.
Now, the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer informed LifeNews.com today it is sending a letter, signed by doctors and pro-life organizations to President Obama and the leaders of Congress calling for an investigation of the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Karen Malec, the head of the group, told LifeNews.com the letter "puts political leaders on notice of a discrepancy between what the National Cancer Institute says about the breast cancer risks of abortion … and what Louise Brinton, the NCI’s Chief of the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch, has reported in her research."
"The letter asks Congress to investigate the NCI’s failure to issue timely warnings about breast cancer risks and asks political leaders to remove public funding for abortion from all legislation being considered by this Congress," she said.
The group has the support of Professor Joel Brind of Baruch College, City University of New York, an endocrinologist and top analyst of the abortion-breast cancer link.
"As a scientist representing the official policy of the NCI, Brinton says there is no abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link," Brind, the head of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, said. "While as a scientist publishing her findings in a peer-reviewed medical journal, she says there is a significant ABC link."
"Both of these points of view rely on data that is up to 20 years old, yet both points of view have been recently–within the last few months—confirmed publicly (on the NCI web site and in the Dolle study, respectively)," he added. "Will the real Louise Brinton please stand up? Since this direct contradiction came to light in the public eye, she appears to have been hiding under her desk."
The letter tells how the NCI conned women with its 2003 workshop, "Early Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer" — where Brind was prevented from presenting a minority report opposing the denial of the abortion-breast cancer link. Brinton was the chief organizer of that workshop.
"The NCI puts politics ahead of women’s lives," said Malec. "That’s why we’re putting both parties on notice of the NCI’s misconduct. If they decide to watch women die, instead of cleaning house when we have prima facie evidence of a cover-up, then both parties will have to answer to angry women."
The Dolle-Brinton study saw the researchers unequivocally state their findings.
They said their results "were consistent with the effects observed in previous studies on younger women. Specifically … induced abortion and oral contraceptive use were associated with an increased risk of breast cancer."
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