Skip to comments.Women who have had abortions 180% more likely to develop breast cancer, new study finds
Posted on 04/30/2014 2:29:18 PM PDT by NYer
AURANGABAD, Maharashtra, India, April 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Having an abortion makes women 180 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a new study produced by a fellow at Johns Hopkins.
Researchers studied 220 women in the city of Aurangabad, India, and found the odds ratio (OR) for developing breast cancer significantly increased with the number of abortions a woman had.
“We observed strong positive association of positive family history in first degree relatives (OR- 3.1:95%CI, 2.12-5.03), number of abortions (OR- 2.8:95%CI, 1.82-5.12) and past history of benign breast disease (OR- 1.8:95%CI, 1.-3.03) in cases of breast cancer at our center,” wrote Dr. Unmesh Takalkar, serves as a consultant surgeon and chief medical director at United CIIGMA Hospital in India and an endoscopic surgeon and fellow at Johns Hopkins.
The study was published last Saturday in the peer-reviewed journal Research in Endocrinology.
Takalkar cites another recent study that found breast cancer linked to higher number of abortions and the use of the oral contraceptive pill.
A study published in January in the Indian Journal of Cancer found abortion led to a 626 percent increase in breast cancer risk, as did a study conducted last summer.
Despite the evidence, U.S. leaders say abortion advocates ignore the risk to women's well-being posed by expanding the “right to choose.”
“The failure of the leaders of U.S. cancer ‘charities’ and leftist women’s groups to blow the whistle about the [abortion-breast cancer] link shows what frauds they are,” said Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. She said despite presenting their agenda as a call for improving “women's health” through “safe abortion,” activists promoting abortion around the world would “rather see millions die of breast cancer before they’d admit abortion raises risk.”
“They’re cooperating in the Obama administration’s war on women,” she said.
Dr. Joel Brind, professor of endocrinology at Baruch College at the City University of New York, said in January, “There are over a billion women in India and China alone. If half of them have an abortion and the lifetime risk of breast cancer goes up a modest 2 percent, that comes out to 10 million women.”
Malec cites nearly a dozen studies from India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh connecting abortion to a rise in breast cancer rates.
A meta-analysis of 36 Chinese studies shows a 44 percent increase in breast cancer among post-abortive women, something Brind called “a game changer.”
Studies began tracking a correlation between abortion and an increased incidence of breast cancer as early as 1957.
I bet this story will never be published and the researchers will be shunned.
This has actually been known facts for years - it will not change planned parenthood one bit.
Not the first we’ve heard of this. Other studies have been done and arrived at a similar conclusion. So why are the Kommen folks in bed with Planned Parenthood?
The instruments that God created for a woman to feed and nurture her new born is the very thing that will kill her for ripping her child out of the womb. Poetic justice.
Its a story we’ve been told about before and there are living examples of some sort of connection like Linda Ellerbee, the MSM journalist who had both things happen in her life, plus alcoholism.
The former First Lady, Betty Ford, is an alcoholic and had breast cancer back in the 1970’s. She was militantly “Pro-Choice” and I don’t know if that was based on any personal experience of hers.
I don’t want to get harsh, judgemental or in anybody’s face, but I see examples of abortion being part of some bad things going on in people’s lives.
Nope. Cannot happen. Just like AIDS is not caused by gay sex. Just isn’t. Or like racism is caused by geriatric NBA owners. That just is.
"According to Komen's IRS Form 990 declarations, CEO Nancy Brinker now makes $684,000 a year, a 64 percent raise. Komen claims the last CEO salary hike took place in November 2010."
Studies have indicated this for some time. And the proposed mechanism ks very reasonable.
After hiding positive mammogram results to avoid doing extra paperwork, radiological technologist Rachael Rapraeger received only six months in a detention center, 10 years of probation and a $12,500 fine, according to Fox News.
Get the test, and if you are not sure get a second opinion.
I declare this to be settled science.
This phenomenon, and its likely physiological cause, were being fully reported in pro-life circles three decades ago.
During first pregnancy, specifically, mammary gland tissues undergo physiological alterations to prepare them for their milk producing purpose. Abortion interrupts this process, and this has the effect of rendering mammary gland tissues significantly more susceptible to becoming cancerous.
Great. I’ve had 4 miscarriages, albeit early ones, around 7 weeks. I thought studies showed they didn’t increase the risk of BC since they were a natural occurrence and not an abrupt change in hormone levels like abortions.
What is your evidence for that statement?
I've read the opposite, i.e. that natural miscarriages are not nearly as likely to predispose a woman to breast cancer.
One hypothesis I remember reading, years ago, was that elective abortions cause pre-cancerous cellular changes in the breast, the mechanism being the extremely abrupt withdrawal of pregnancy hormones.
Natural miscarriages, on the other hand, may involve a different, or perhaps more gradual tapering off of hormone levels. Research in this area may be hard to come by, however ... it's so politically incorrect that merely inquiring into the subject could end a researcher's career.
So researchers have seen a connection since 1957. Shows clearly how abortion supporters care nothing at all about actual women (well, we knew that already) but here is more evidence of their cruelty.
Apparently it’s the first pregnancy ending before coming to full term that causes the problems.
There are changes that begin in the breast tissue when a woman gets pregnant that are completed when she delivers at full term. When that process is interrupted, the changes are not brought to completion and that leaves the tissue susceptible to cancer growth.
If a woman has a first pregnancy come to full term, those changes are completed and subsequent interrupted pregnancies do not cause the damage that an interrupted first pregnancy does.
One thing that is VERY protective against breast cancer is breast feeding, the longer the better. That is not very widely publicized for some reason.
You’d think that with all the brouhaha about breast cancer and preventing it, they’d focus on that more. But I guess they don’t like to do or say anything that makes women who bottle fed feel bad about themselves.
Obviously this is due to oppression by the patriarchy. /s
You don’t have anything to worry about. In an abortion, the pregnancy is stopped suddenly, just as the breasts are responding to high levels of estrogen and progesterone. In a miscarriage there is a more gradual decrease in hormone levels (it usually begins before the actual miscarriage). Let me compare it to 2 cars going 100 miles an hour; the driver of the first car passes out and, naturally, the car wrecks; the driver of the second car feels sick and slows down, not passing out until the car is stopped or almost, so there’s no wreck or a fender bender at worst.
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