BET Teams With Planned Parenthood on Breast Cancer Awareness, But Abortions Raise Risk

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 3, 2013   |   12:44PM   |   Washington, DC

Abortion raises the risk of breast cancer for women, but that isn’t stopping the Black Entertainment Network (BET) from partnering with the abortion giant for a breast cancer awareness event.

As BET announced on Wednesday:

BET Networks and Planned Parenthood are teaming up for the Breast Party Ever in Atlanta on Saturday to recognize the importance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

The star-studded event will be hosted by actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, with an appearance from actress Tasha Smith, DJ D-Nice, Doug E. Fresh and singer Mylah. The Breast Party Ever will also celebrate the new opportunity millions of women have to gain access to critical women’s health services through the Affordable Care Act.

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for American women. Among women under 40, African-Americans have the highest incidence rate of breast cancer.

A Bangladesh study published in the Journal of Dhaka Medical College on risk factors for breast cancer, led by Dr. Suraiya Jabeen, found a statistically significant 20.62-fold increased risk among women with abortion histories. The new study on the abortion-breast cancer link is by far the highest risk elevation reported among 73 published abortion-breast cancer studies.

Not only is abortion a breast cancer risk for women, it’s worse for black women. Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, told LifeNews:  “The rate of advanced breast cancer doubled for African Americans, ages 25-39, climbing from 3.14 in 1976 to 6.25 per 100,000 in 2009, with a statistically significant annual percent change of 3.50, the study indicated. At the same time, black women have abortions at much higher rates than their white counterparts.”



“Is this any wonder when the abortion rate for African American women is more than double that of white women?” Malec asked.

By comparison, the rate of advanced breast cancer for non-Hispanic whites in the same age group climbed by 56% during that period from 1.52 in 1976 to 2.37 per 100,000 in 2009, with a statistically significant annual percent change of 2.67, Malec said.

“Many more young women are at risk for developing advanced breast cancer in the future because of an ObamaCare mandate requiring employers to purchase insurance that will provide “free” (cancer-causing) hormonal contraceptive steroids and abortion-inducing drugs,” warned Malec. “It doesn’t matter to government officials how many lives are destroyed because of it.”

Fifty-six of 71 epidemiologic studies, and biological and experimental evidence support the abortion-breast cancer link.