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ABORTION SIGNIFICANTLY LINKED TO BREAST CANCER

 

 

There is a great deal at stake here. When the public learns that the causal link between abortion and breast cancer has been downplayed by the scientific community – for reasons that are ideological rather than factual – the feeling of betrayal will be strong.


Edward J. Furton M.A., Ph.D. (Editor: Ethics and Medics, The Corruption of
Science by Ideology Dec. 2004; vol. 29/12)


 

World's First Abortion-Breast Cancer Settlement

 

A landmark case involving the world's first known settlement of an abortion-breast cancer lawsuit was heralded by Australian attorney Charles Francis. Mr. Francis revealed that the plaintiff in the case had sued because her physician hadn't told her that researchers had associated abortion with breast cancer. A confidentiality clause in the agreement prohibits the identification of the plaintiff. The case was filed in the County Court of Victoria (Medical Division). It was settled at Mediation on 3 August 200l.

 

Mr. Francis revealed that Australian legal precedent had required doctors to inform their patients of any material risks of a recommended surgical procedure because patients have a right to decide whether or not to assume the risks of the medical treatment. He had this to say about the abortion-breast cancer settlement and other personal injury cases involving abortion providers:

 

“In Australia the case of Rogers v. Whitaker in the High Court decided that before any operation a doctor has a duty to warn the patient of any material risks. Abortionists give the women concerned little or no information about the many risks of an abortion.”

 


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 'Women aren't being given this information'
October 4, 2007

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

 

A new study shows that abortions can be classified as carcinogens, because the number of breast cancer cases can be predicted reasonably accurately based on the number of abortions in a given population.


The study, "The Breast Cancer Epidemic: Modelling and Forecasts Based on Abortion and Other Risk Factors," was done by Patrick S. Carroll of London-based research institute PAPRI and the results were published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons this week.


It shows, that among risk factors, abortion is the "best predictor of breast cancer." The results show that countries with higher abortions rates, such as England and Wales, higher breast cancer incidence is reported. "Where abortion rates are low (i.e. Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) a smaller increase is expected," the study said.
Karen Malec, of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, works to publicize such links in the group's battle against breast cancers. She stated:


“Actually women have the right to be told this particular research and the biology supports what we know about female biology during pregnancy," she said. "Women should be told – especially before the birth of a first child – abortions are highly, highly, carcinogenic. …”

 

Dr. Joel Brind's (pictured left) results were published several years ago in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Brind, Ph.D. and president of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, had updated a similar analysis he completed in 1996.


In his essay, Brind addressed 10 separate studies conducted between 1996 and 2005 – studies used by those who deny a link between induced abortion and cancer – pointing out problems with the each study's methodology. He asserts those problems skew the results toward the denial of a causal connection between abortion and breast cancer, also known as the ABC link, making them thoroughly unreliable.

 

The basic biology underlying the ABC link boils down to the fact that breast cancer is linked to reproductive hormones, particularly oestrogens. At conception, a woman's oestrogen levels increase hundreds of times above normal – 2,000 percent by the end of the first trimester. That hormone surge leads to the growth of "undifferentiated" cells in the breast as the body prepares to produce milk for the coming baby.


Undifferentiated cells are vulnerable to the effects of carcinogens, which can give rise to cancerous tumours later in life. In the final weeks of a full-term pregnancy, those cells are "terminally differentiated" through a still largely unknown process and are ready to produce milk. Differentiated cells are not as vulnerable to carcinogens.


However, should a pregnancy be terminated prior to cell differentiation, the woman is left with abnormally high numbers of undifferentiated cells, therefore increasing her risk of developing breast cancer.


Malec told WND "gatekeepers" in organized medicine have continued to maintain the appearance of an absence of links, and key leaders of the National Cancer Institute, which has helped fund such studies, previously have editorialized against studies confirming such a link.

 
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
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