Link Between Breast Cancer And Abortion

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Editor:

As October's Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close, women need to be told the truth about the link between breast cancer and abortion, and that abortion has contributed to the steep rise in breast cancer since legalized in 1973.

Although 27 out of 33 scientific studies worldwide have established an alarming link between abortion and breast cancer, most groups purporting to be working to reduce this disease refuse to inform women about this risk, either denying, ignoring or covering up the overwhelming biological and epidemiological evidence implicating abortion as one of the risk factors for breast cancer.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition receives millions of dollars for research from taxpayers and donors but refuses to inform women about this particular and avoidable risk.

The National Institute of Health and The Department of Defense received over $5 billion for breast cancer research between 1992 and 2001. And not a word about the risk from abortion.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation sponsors the annual Race for the Cure on one hand, and on the other, donates to Planned Parenthood, the largest and wealthiest single source of abortion in America.

The American Cancer Society will not release this information and lists abortion on their website, along with anti-perspirants and underwire bras, as a "risk factor with uncertain, controversial, or unproven impact on breast cancer."

The National Cancer Institute's Fact Sheet denied the link up until June 2002 when the Fact Sheet disappeared from its website. Planned Parenthood is starting to be sued for withholding this information.

Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, a New Jersey breast surgeon, testified in court (Bernardo, et al v. Planned Parenthood) that "many authorities and people in a position to be well informed ... know that [abortion] is a risk factor but felt it was 'too political' to speak about."

In a 1999 Florida court case, Dr. Lynn Rosenberg, an epidemiologist and expert witness for a group of abortion providers, answered: "Probably, yes" when asked under oath whether a teen who aborts would have a higher risk of breast cancer than one who gave birth.

With over 4,000 abortions daily, isn't it time we demand honesty from the medical/scientific community and the media?

For accurate information, contact: Coalition on Abortion/ Breast Cancer, P.O. Box 152, Palos Heights, IL 60463, 1-877-803-0102, www.abortionbreastcancer.com.

Carol Suhr, Pine

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