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Breast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about Abortion Link, Komen Foundation gives to Planned Parenthood
cwa ^ | 11.13.04

Posted on 11/13/2004 2:14:00 PM PST by Coleus

Breast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about ABC Link

Breast Cancer Walkers Uninformed about ABC Link     10/25/2004
By Mary E. Traeger, CWA of MO Media Coordinator

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and anti-cancer organizations are absorbed in sponsoring cancer walks, which involve hundreds . . .

"While he was saying this a woman from the crowd called out, ‘Blest is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!'" (Luke 1:27)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and anti-cancer organizations are absorbed in sponsoring cancer walks, which involve hundreds of thousands of participants in numerous cities walking to find a breast cancer cure. Corporations are eager to cash in on the public relations value these walks afford. The walks themselves raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the sponsoring organizations.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation holds at least 100 national races per year, which include more than one million participants. Two years ago, this foundation raised $83 million from its Race for a Cure efforts. However, according to Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, women are beginning to ask anticancer organizations like the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, "Why aren't women being told about the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link? They're troubled that women are being denied life-saving information by anti-cancer groups, even though there is more evidence available to support abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer than for any acknowledged risk factor."

Furthermore, Mrs. Malec asserts, "Today's abortion customer is more likely to be tomorrow's cancer walker. If women's lives mattered, then cancer walk businesses would have focused on disease prevention and denounced abortion and Planned Parenthood two or three decades ago."

How does the ABC link work? Abortion interrupts the natural process of breast development, leaving the breast with more cells that can become cancerous. The extra estrogen of pregnancy causes cells to proliferate. Third trimester hormones of a full-term pregnancy turn cells into milk-producing cells and turn off their growth (and cancer-forming) potential. An abortion performed during the first trimester of a first pregnancy will cause an abrupt interruption of cell distinction, which may result in a subsequent increase in the risk of cancerous growth in these breast tissue cells.

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute says breast cancer rates have risen suddenly—more than 40 percent since abortion was legalized in 1973. This rise has occurred exclusively among the women of the Roe v. Wade generation, not among older women. In 1973, the lifetime risk for the average American woman developing breast cancer was one in 12. Now it is one in eight. Still, however, Breast Cancer Foundation Web sites claim that there is no relationship between abortion and breast cancer. Scientists are very reluctant to recognize the ABC link if the organizations that give them grants are administered by pro-abortionists.

On the other side, the National Physicians Center for Family Resources, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Catholic Medical Association all claim a great deal of biological and epidemiological evidence of a causal relationship between abortion and breast cancer. A breast cancer surgeon with the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S., says that the six criteria used by scientists to determine a causal relationship have been fulfilled.

Women have a right to know. Inquiring women have been aroused to this scientific information blackout. Motivated to save women's lives, countless women are now working hard to bring an awareness of the ABC link to other women. Concerned cancer walks attendees are now carrying signs and passing out leaflets asking the question, "Why aren't women being told about the ABC link?"

According to LifeNews.com, two women who had been affected by breast cancer took information about the link between abortion and the deadly disease to participants in the Chicago-area "Race for the Cure," sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The two women wanted race participants to know that research as far back as 1957 shows the link between induced abortion and breast cancer. They held a colorful banner that proclaimed, "Abortion is a cause of breast cancer. Why aren't women being told?" There were some who objected to the women's banner, but they told those who objected that women have a right to know that there is an increased risk of contracting breast cancer associated with an abortion. Carrying a pregnancy to term reduces the long-term risk, especially for teenagers.

Before I began to write this article, I confess I was not informed of the Susan G. Komen Foundation's association with Planned Parenthood. Checking Web sites, I was confronted with data showing Komen made donations to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country.

Recently, a medical research analyst for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation resigned. Eve Sanchez Silver, when confronted with data showing Komen made donations to Planned Parenthood, said, "The Foundation has done so much for so many women through its programs and research grants, but this revelation about Planned Parenthood and Komen indicates a well thought-out funding strategy." In 2003, Komen awarded 21 grants to Planned Parenthood chapters, totaling more than $475,000. Although the grants given by Komen to Planned Parenthood are allegedly intended for breast cancer screening, there is no assurance that the funds will be used exclusively for this purpose. Moreover, there are many worthy medical facilities that do not perform abortions and can provide breast cancer screening for women and who could use the money. Medical centers that do not perform abortions are not fueling the breast cancer rates.

Eve Sanchez Silver says that women deserve to know the recent research showing a link exists and that women who have induced abortions are at greater risk for contracting breast cancer than women who carry the pregnancy to term (LifeNews.com, 9-29-04). Silver hopes her resignation will prompt Komen to reexamine its funding and research policies.

Karen Malec applauded Eve Sanchez Silver's courage. Malec's Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer has frequently highlighted Komen's refusal to acknowledge the abortion-breast cancer link and their funding of Planned Parenthood.

In May, Joan Archer, a breast cancer patient, returned a wig she had received from the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Davenport, Iowa. Ms. Archer cited Komen's denial of the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link and Komen's financial support of Planned Parenthood as reasons for returning the wig.

When it is understood that the Komen Foundation ignores the ABC evidence and denies a link between abortion and breast cancer and continues to fund Planned Parenthood, the slogan, "Race for the Cure" is meaningless. Until the ABC link is recognized, the promise of a cure will remain illusionary.

If you would like to help dispense information about the abortion/breast cancer link or wish to offer financial assistance, please contact:

Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
P.O. Box 957133
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-3051

or on line at www.abortionbreastcancer.com

 "Cancer Groups, Planned Parenthood Team Up Against Abortion-Breast Cancer Link"

Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer Press Releases

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation ~ Indianapolis ...

SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION: PUTTING IDEOLOGY AHEAD OF WOMEN’S LIVES

PRESS RELEASE: Latina Komen Advisor Resigns

Komen Affiliates

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Planned Parenthood affiliates in New Mexico

Foundation Grants $2.26 Million to Area Not-for-Profits to Fight Breast Cancer,   The Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer gives to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

NYACK HOSPITAL RECEIVES GRANT FROM SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

The Rockland County Breast Partnership represents a collaboration of Nyack Hospital’s Women’s Wellness and Diagnostic Center, The American Cancer Society, The Rockland County Department of Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, Planned Parenthood, and multi-specialty medical providers. The priority population for breast cancer screening includes women age 40 and older who are living at or below 250 percent of the Federal poverty level, women who have no health insurance or whose insurance does not adequately cover screening or diagnostic services, and ethnic and racial minority groups who are medically under-served because they live in isolated rural communities.

The Lubbock Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Donates to the area Planned Parenthood

Georgia Right to Life Changes Policy on Candidate Endorsements 

Life Decisions International Scores Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – In a statement released on July 22, Douglas R. Scott, president of Life Decisions International (LDI) issued the following statement:

“Planned Parenthood is the world’s leading pro-abortion empire.” “Giving money to Planned Parenthood legitimizes the abortion-committing group. It is impossible to separate Planned Parenthood’s less controversial practices from its killing business.”

“In its 2000-2002 STEP Reports of Grants (released in November 2001), it is noted that the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation supported several Planned Parenthood affiliates located in Glenwood Springs, CO; Washington, IA; Boise, ID; Waco, TX; New Haven, CT; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Grand Rapids, MI; El Paso, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Bellingham, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; West Palm Beach, FL; and Casper, WY.”

Mr. Scott urged the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to give funds for research, education, treatment and screening to groups that do not have “deadly baggage.”

Life Decisions International: Breast Cancer Foundation Urged To Stop Association With Planned Parenthood

Supreme Court Won't Hear Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Lawsuit Women Filed

STOPP Planned Parenthood

Catholic Medical Association

American Life League presents STOPP International Mentions Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood

Komen Foundation in the News, where you can see they still lie about the ABC link and continue to  Donate to Planned Parenthood

Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

Corporate Sponsors of the Komen Foundation, write them and let them know that you do not support foundations who donate money to pro-abortion, pro-breast cancer providers.

National Race Sponsors of the Komen Foundation, Corporate Partner

Million Dollar of the Komen Foundation

Events of the Komen Foundation

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation



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The Komen foundation is just the tip of the iceberg, our taxpayer funds approved by a Republican Congress contribute to Planned Parenthood with Title X funding.  Please write to President Bush, your representatives and to the sponsors of the Komen Foundation.
 
In the next few links you will notice that type 3 & 4 breast lobules rarely contract cancer, how does a women get them, she must carry the baby to term, at least 32 weeks and breast feed to avoid the deleterious effects of the carcinogen: estrogen, and not have an abortion.   It's also advisable to have your first child before age 30.  The ABC link was first discovered in 1957!

**The Biologic Cause of the Abortion Breast Cancer Link: The Physiology of the Breast**
Breast Maturity & Breast Cancer Risk
Coalition on Abortion Breast Cancer Dear Doctor Letter
The etiopathogenesis of breast cancer prevention.
Toward a physiological approach to breast cancer prevention.
ABORTION & BREAST CANCER IN THE UK
Abortion and Breast Cancer
A New Video on the Abortion
Breast Cancer: Risks and Prevention Booklet 
 
FR links on Abortion and Breast Cancer:

PRAVDA SLAMS AMERICAN PRESS FOR DENYING ABORTION BREAST CANCER LINK
Self Magazine Accused of Bias on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link
Study: Nursing babies cuts breast-cancer risk
The Tragic Truth About Breast Cancer and Abortion (Especially before Age 18 and after 30)
New Study Finds Abortion Risks Higher Than Expected
Judicial Bias? (Abortion-Breast Cancer Link)
Supreme Court Won't Hear Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Lawsuit Women Filed
New Study: Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer Suppressed by Politics
Planned Parenthood/Susan G Komen (breast cancer) - pro death -
Latina Komen Advisor Resigns
As a Hormone Substitute, Soy Is Ever More Popular, but Is It Safe?
Studies Show Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Exists, Despite Oxford Survey
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer TV Programming update
STEVE MOSHER: ABORTION- BREAST CANCER LINK AND THE DEVELOPING WORLD [Saundra Duffy's case mentioned]

FIRST U.S. ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LAWSUIT SETTLED
Missing the link? Despite abortionists' silence, some states require disclosure of ABC link
Politics prevents women from learning about abortion/breast cancer risks
How Politics Trumped Science and Informed Consent (Abortion-Breast Cancer Link)
Carcinogens and the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link (Hint: Abortion Does Cause Breast Cancer)
Abortion Causes Breast Cancer (ABC Link) - Recent NCI Workshop a Sham!!!
Breast cancer and abortion: the facts
Freeper Gets Bill From Planned Parenthood for $77,000!!!
REVEALING OF ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LINK IS AIM OF SUIT AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD [Not News to FReepers:] First Case Linking Abortion-Breast Cancer Settled
WOMEN who have had an ABORTION TWICE as likely to BREAST CANCER
First ever Abortion-Breast Cancer Settlement [ABORTION causes BREAST CANCER]
British Scientists: Abortion Doubles Breast Cancer Risk
Abortion/breast cancer link can't be denied ^


1 posted on 11/13/2004 2:14:01 PM PST by Coleus
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


2 posted on 11/13/2004 2:15:35 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

Thanks for posting the links.


3 posted on 11/13/2004 2:24:32 PM PST by Reagan Man ("America has spoken")
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To: Coleus

I researched this before I did the race for the cure this year in KCMO. I ended up doing the walk because of two dear friends who are both strong prolife cancer survivors. All money is fungible.


4 posted on 11/13/2004 2:33:58 PM PST by Mercat (I call, You hear me.)
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To: Coleus

Thanks for this information... I have previously given to this organization (Komen Foundation), and this changes my mind.


5 posted on 11/13/2004 2:37:48 PM PST by WOSG (Liberate Iraq - http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com)
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bookmarking, info on connection between abortions and breast cancer.


6 posted on 11/13/2004 2:46:24 PM PST by JockoManning
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To: WOSG

The GD non-profit world is full of fraud, these groups are basically fronts for all liberal bs programs...cut off all non-profit categories and let them reapply for the status....make it transparent!
Dump NPR first!


7 posted on 11/13/2004 2:51:28 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero)
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To: Coleus

Same old ABC crap.

Any link between abortion and breast cancer is unclear at best. Prolife people do the cause a disservice by continuing this fright tactic.


8 posted on 11/13/2004 2:57:05 PM PST by TomDoniphon68
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To: Bizzy Bugz

PING... go read!


9 posted on 11/13/2004 3:12:54 PM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Bizzy Bugz

PING... go read!


10 posted on 11/13/2004 3:13:00 PM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Coleus
"...Although the grants given by Komen to Planned Parenthood are allegedly intended for breast cancer screening, there is no assurance that the funds will be used exclusively for this purpose. Moreover, there are many worthy medical facilities that do not perform abortions and can provide breast cancer screening for women and who could use the money. Medical centers that do not perform abortions are not fueling the breast cancer rates." ... any time you give money to an organization for something, anything, that money cannot be specific as to where It went. Money is a fungible good, in other words, you cannot tell one dollar from another. Thus, a contribution for one thing frees up money for other uses. Contribute to breast cancer and there is more money available for abortions when you contribute to the Planned Parenthood.
11 posted on 11/13/2004 3:15:18 PM PST by Henchman (BORK SPECTER. Email your friends and relatives. PLEASE do it now!)
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To: Coleus

Another reason breast cancer is more prevalent among the Baby Boom generation is the use of artificial hormones for most of many women's lives. Women went on The Pill in their teen years, and from there moved to Hormone Replacement Therapy in menopause. Some also took fertility drugs to become pregnant after being on The Pill for many, many years. Some "experts" have been urging women to take testoserone supplements to boost their libido as well. No other generation has been on so many artificial hormones for so many years as this one.


12 posted on 11/13/2004 3:20:24 PM PST by An American In Dairyland (Have you forgotten?)
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CLICK HERE FOR BCPI's SIMPLE as A-BC LINK
 
The SGK National Latina Advisory Council, cintalatina.org
 
Cinta Latina Research

13 posted on 11/13/2004 3:55:10 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

Important stuff. Thanks Coleus!


14 posted on 11/13/2004 3:59:37 PM PST by Diago ("Is dis where I git me uh huttin lie-sense?")
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To: Mercat

Did you walk the 60 miles or did you do some other kind of race?


15 posted on 11/13/2004 4:05:46 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: Hildy

I did a three mile walk but one of my friends did the 60 miles in San Diego.


16 posted on 11/13/2004 4:37:49 PM PST by Mercat (I call, You hear me.)
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To: Mercat

I did the 60 in San Diego three years ago...the first one. Amazing.


17 posted on 11/13/2004 4:41:22 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: TomDoniphon68; tutstar
Be that as it may, the fact remains that "Komen awarded 21 grants to Planned Parenthood chapters, totaling more than $475,000."
18 posted on 11/13/2004 5:39:57 PM PST by cyn (Prayers always for Terri Schiavo and her family.)
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To: cyn
 ?¯y?
""Komen awarded 21 grants to Planned Parenthood chapters, totaling more than $475,000."

There is an undisputed link between abortion and a dead baby and a (self) bereaved woman.

19 posted on 11/13/2004 5:53:25 PM PST by cyn (Prayers always for Terri Schiavo and her family.)
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To: Coleus
Advocates for women’s health charge that abortion politics, not science, is behind a conference this week at the National Cancer Institute that will consider whether women who terminate a pregnancy also face higher risks of breast cancer. Critics say the conference is the latest case of the Bush administration’s skewing the nation’s medical research agenda to please its conservative allies.

Some scientists theorize that breast cells, which multiply during pregnancy, might become vulnerable to cancer if the hormones associated with late pregnancy do not arrive — claims that have been used by anti-abortion groups in seeking legislation to warn women seeking abortions of these "risks." Many experts say that fear was assuaged by a major Danish study, considered highly reliable because of the number of women covered — 1.5 million — and it’s basis on medical records rather than women’s personal recollection, that found no links between abortion and breast cancer.

Partly because of the study, the American Cancer Society says it sees no link between abortion and breast cancer, warning that "the public is not well-served by false alarms."
Praying for a connection between abortion and breast cancer is just sick.
20 posted on 11/13/2004 6:47:22 PM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: Coleus

States dispute abortion studies
Brochures warn of refuted cancer link.

Published Friday, November 12, 2004

WASHINGTON (AP) - In several states, women considering abortion are given government-issued brochures warning that the procedure could increase their chance of developing breast cancer, despite scientific findings to the contrary.

More than a year ago, a panel of scientists convened by the National Cancer Institute reviewed available data and concluded there is no link. A scientific review in the Lancet, a British medical journal, came to the same conclusion, questioning the methodology in studies that suggested a link.

The cancer information is distributed to women during mandatory waiting periods before abortions. In some cases, the information is on the states’ Web sites.

"We’re going to continue to educate the public about this," said Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, an anti-abortion group. She dismissed the National Cancer Institute’s findings as politically motivated and maintained that the link has been scientifically proven.

The effort to write the issue into state law began in the mid-1990s, when a few studies suggested women who had abortions or miscarriages might be more likely to develop breast cancer. The warnings are now required in Texas and Mississippi, and health officials in Kansas and Louisiana voluntarily issue them.

In Mississippi, women who want abortions must sign a form indicating they’ve been told there is a "medical risk" of breast cancer. In other states, brochures say there is a link or that evidence is mixed.

Minnesota law requires the health department to include this information on its Web site, but the department backed down after an outcry from the state’s medical community. Montana law also mandated the warning, but the state Supreme Court struck it down.

The brochures still in circulation tell women the issue "needs further study."

"They can do further research on their own and determine which of those studies they should put most attention on," said Sharon Watson, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. "We’re just trying to provide all the information it’s possible to provide."

In Louisiana there will be changes, said Bob Johannessen, spokesman for the state’s Department of Health and Hospitals. He said the department’s new director did not know the state pamphlet included such information until contacted this week by The Associated Press.

"If there is scientific evidence, and it certainly appears there now is, we would certainly make the necessary changes in that brochure," Johannessen said Tuesday.

The brochure, he said, is a reflection of the "very, very strong pro-family, pro-life leaning" of Louisiana.

"Nonetheless, it’s incumbent on us as the health agency to make sure any information is factually correct," he said. "We don’t want to be misleading women who are making this important choice."

A Democrat, Kathleen Blanco, was elected Louisiana governor last year, replacing a Republican.

The issue continues to be debated in state legislatures, with bills considered this year in Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

On the federal level, several members of Congress complained last year after the NCI Web site included material suggesting a link between breast cancer and abortion or miscarriage. An expert panel that was asked to review the data reported in March 2003 that "well established" evidence shows no link.

Among the studies cited by the NCI expert panel was Danish research that used computerized medical records to compare women who had undergone abortions with that country’s cancer registry and found no higher cancer rate.

"Having an abortion or miscarriage does not increase a woman’s subsequent risk of developing breast cancer," the NCI site now says.

Those findings were affirmed this year by an article in the Lancet, which reviewed 53 studies. Lancet found that studies that purported a link had flawed methodologies.

Still, anti-abortion activists are unconvinced.

Joel Brind, a biochemist at Baruch College in New York who advises the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, noted that a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer go down if she gives birth at a relatively young age. He reasons that those who opt for abortion are giving up a chance of reducing their breast cancer risk.

Therefore, he says, abortion increases the risk of cancer.

He dismisses the findings of the National Cancer Institute, calling it a "political exercise, a charade if you will."

Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


21 posted on 11/13/2004 7:46:55 PM PST by newzjunkey (San Diego, Kleptocrasy by the Sea. -- VOID the Illegal Mayoral "Election")
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To: newzjunkey

States Aid Abortion-Cancer Myth
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2004

(AP) Women seeking abortions in Mississippi must first sign a form indicating they've been told abortion can increase their risk of breast cancer. They aren't told that scientific reviews have concluded there is no such risk.

Similar information suggesting a cancer link is given to women considering abortion in Texas, Louisiana and Kansas, and legislation to require such notification has been introduced in 14 other states.

Abortion opponents, who are pushing these measures, say they are simply giving women information to consider. But abortion rights supporters see it much differently.

"In my experience, this inaccurate information is going to dissuade few women from going ahead and having the abortion," said Dr. Vanessa Cullins, vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "What it does do is put a false guilt trip and fear trip on that woman."

More than a year ago, a panel of scientists convened by the National Cancer Institute reviewed available data and concluded there is no link. A scientific review in the Lancet, a British medical journal, came to the same conclusion, questioning the methodology in a few studies that have suggested a link.

Still, information suggesting a link is being given to women to read during mandatory waiting periods before abortions. In some cases, the information is on the states' Web sites.

"We're going to continue to educate the public about this," said Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, an anti-abortion group.

The effort to write the issue into state law began in the mid-1990s, when a few studies suggested women who had abortions or miscarriages might be more likely to develop breast cancer. The warnings are now required in Texas and Mississippi, and health officials in Kansas and Louisiana issue them voluntarily.

Minnesota law requires its health department to include this information on its Web site, but the department backed down after an outcry from the state's medical community. Montana law also mandated the warning, but the state Supreme Court struck it down.

The brochures still in circulation tell women the issue "needs further study."

"They can do further research on their own and determine which of those studies they should put most attention on," said Sharon Watson, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. "We're just trying to provide all the information it's possible to provide."

Louisiana — which elected a Democratic governor last year, replacing a Republican — is going to change its official literature that mentions the cancer link, said Bob Johannessen, spokesman for the state's Department of Health and Hospitals. He said the department's new director did not know the state pamphlet included such information until contacted this week by The Associated Press.

"If there is scientific evidence, and it certainly appears there now is, we would certainly make the necessary changes in that brochure," he said Tuesday.

The brochure, he said, is a reflection of the "very, very strong pro-family, pro-life leaning" of Louisiana.

"Nonetheless, it's incumbent on us as the health agency to make sure any information is factually correct," he said. "We don't want to be misleading women who are making this important choice."

The issue continues to be debated in state legislatures, with bills considered this year in Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

On the federal level, several members of Congress complained last year after the NCI Web site included material suggesting a link between breast cancer and abortion or miscarriage. An expert panel that was asked to review the data reported in March 2003 that "well established" evidence shows no link.

Among the studies cited by the NCI expert panel was Danish research that used computerized medical records to compare women who had undergone abortions with that country's cancer registry and found no higher cancer rate.

"The virtually complete consensus was that the studies that purported to show a link were methodologically flawed," said Dr. Martin Abeloff, director of the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University. Those studies that showed no link, he said, were almost all well done.

Still, anti-abortion activists are unconvinced.

Joel Brind, a biochemist at Baruch College in New York who advises the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, noted that a woman's chances of getting breast cancer go down if she gives birth at a relatively young age. He reasons that those who opt for abortion are giving up a chance of reducing their breast cancer risk.

Therefore, he says, abortion increases the risk of cancer.

He participated in the NCI debate — filing a minority report — and dismisses the panel's findings. "It was basically a political exercise," he said, "a charade if you will."



By Laura Meckler


22 posted on 11/13/2004 7:48:43 PM PST by newzjunkey (San Diego, Kleptocrasy by the Sea. -- VOID the Illegal Mayoral "Election")
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To: gcruse
Praying for a connection between abortion and breast cancer is just sick.

Sick just begins to define the soul of those who do so.

Pro-life should stand on its own merits (or not) without the hateful intentions of those you reference.

23 posted on 11/14/2004 7:24:37 AM PST by TomDoniphon68
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To: TomDoniphon68

I couldn't agree more.


24 posted on 11/14/2004 7:27:15 AM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: TomDoniphon68

The ABC link is so difficult to establish because almost any studies are prevented. My wife went for a mamogram recently. They ask all sorts of medical history quesitons. Abot STDs, miscarriages, periods, etc. But "they" won't ask about prior abortions. The pro-abortion crowd has done a damn almost-perfect job of insuring that women do not know about any ABC link.


25 posted on 11/14/2004 7:30:27 AM PST by George from New England
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To: George from New England
The ABC link is so difficult to establish because almost any studies are prevented.

Oh, yeah?

a major Danish study, considered highly reliable because of the number of women covered — 1.5 million
26 posted on 11/14/2004 7:41:12 AM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: TomDoniphon68
Any link between abortion and breast cancer is unclear at best.

Unclear because most research done has PC connections? How about some simple, albeit anecdotal evidence? Arrange to meet half a dozen breast cancer victims (or a dozen or score, or more). Sit down with them in confidence, and in candor ask them if they had an abortion. Some women are very reluctant to confess such a bad choice, but many will let the revelation come forth.

So far, my questioning has been almost 100% prior abortion. "Almost" is based on the one woman who had four miscarriages.

Is this proof? Nope. But it takes the ABC link out of the Bull Shei$$e file for me.

27 posted on 11/14/2004 8:07:30 AM PST by Thommas
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To: Coleus; GatorGirl; maryz; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; livius; goldenstategirl; ...

Great post - please forward this to all of your friends!


28 posted on 11/14/2004 8:09:32 AM PST by narses (The fight to protect the unborn is THE civil rights battle of the 21st century. + Vivo Christo Rey!)
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To: cyn
"Komen awarded 21 grants to Planned Parenthood chapters, totaling more than $475,000."

Is Planned Parenthood doing research on breast cancer? Why then, is the money that people give to the Komen Foundation, thinking it's going to breast cancer research going somewhere else?

29 posted on 11/14/2004 8:09:41 AM PST by SuziQ (Bush in 2004-Because we are Americans!!!!)
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To: TomDoniphon68
Pro life people do the cause a disservice by continuing this fright tactic. >>>

And so do you. Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a clinician who sees many young women with breast cancer who have NO family history of the disease, and guess what history they DO have? Give up? they had one or more abortions because their type 3 and 4 lobules did not develop. Read the literature posted before you comment.

And why is your account banned?
30 posted on 11/14/2004 12:37:25 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

Dead women walking.


31 posted on 11/24/2004 8:10:58 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Save Terri Schiavo!!!)
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To: Coleus

Thanks for posting this. People at my work are sending emails out to give to this organization and sponsor them.


32 posted on 09/21/2005 10:53:59 AM PDT by I got the rope
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To: I got the rope
You're welcome, I hope your coworkers know they are giving to a pro abortion organization and that abortion does cause breast cancer.
33 posted on 09/23/2005 6:29:53 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

Everyone was shocked when I told them. Some of them didn't believe me until they did a simple Google search. I made a WHOLE lot of converts in Tampa this week.


34 posted on 09/23/2005 6:33:32 PM PDT by I got the rope
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The Science, Studies and Sociology of the Abortion Breast Cancer Link
35 posted on 09/24/2005 9:46:48 AM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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Thanks for the thread.


36 posted on 10/04/2005 9:31:50 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cyn
In 2003, Komen awarded 21 grants to Planned Parenthood chapters, totaling more than $475,000.

Although the grants given by Komen to Planned Parenthood are allegedly intended for breast cancer screening, there is no assurance that the funds will be used exclusively for this purpose.

Even the hit peice on Komen admits that grants are for breast cancer screening and not abortions.

Your editing of the quote was very dishonest and you should be ashamed.

If Prolifers have to resort to DU tactics then they need to rethink their principles.

37 posted on 08/03/2008 10:12:44 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (I'm a RINO cuz I'm too conservative to be a Republican. McCain is the Conservatives true litmus test)
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