Category Archives: Abortion/Breast-Cancer

The American College of Pediatricians Warns of the Abortion Breast-Cancer Link (ABC)


by Dr. Susan Berry | 17 April 2015

In a press release last week, the American College of Pediatricians urged health care providers to educate young women about the strong link between abortion and breast cancer.

In 2013, Dr. Rebecca Johnson, a cancer specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, released results of a study that demonstrated that the number of advanced breast cancer cases has increased among younger women, aged 25-39 years. After an analysis of 34 years worth of data from many countries, Johnson and her colleagues found that induced abortion was likely a causal–not correlational–risk factor for the development of breast cancer.

MailUKabcThe pediatricians group also revisits the fact that studies from China, India, and Romania show incidence of breast cancer increasing as the number of abortions increase, with a “dose effect” demonstrating “an increasing risk of breast cancer with each subsequent abortion.” Continue reading

Twelve Out of Twelve Recent Studies Show Abortion Linked to Breast Cancer

by Steve Mosher | 9/22/2014 | Life News

My Canadian friend could not contain himself.

“These new studies out of India NUKE the Abortion-Breast-Cancer deniers,” Brent Rooney told me gleefully. “They simply NUKE them!”

Looking at the data Brent had sent me from his office in Vancouver, British Columbia, I could see why he was so excited. He had found twelve recent studies in the medical literature, all carried out on the Indian subcontinent, that looked into whether there was a link between prior abortions and breast cancer. And all twelve found that women who had had prior abortions were at an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Let me repeat that: each and every one of these studies done on the Indian subcontinent suggested a link between abortion and breast cancer.

Here are the actual numbers Brent sent me:

Author Year Odds Ratio 95% Cl or p value
Rai et al. 2008 2.21 p < 0.05
Kaur et al. 2011 2.79 p < 0.001
Lodha et al. 2011 1.91 p = 0.214 (not sig.)
Santhy et al. 2012 1.22 not significant
Balasubrahmanian et al. 2013 2.08 1.15 – 3.75
Bhadoria et al. 2013 6.26 4.16 – 9.41
Kamath et al. 2013 5.75 1.27 – 25.99
Roy et al. 2014 10.66 p < 0.0001
Takalkar et al. 2014 2.8 1.82 – 5.12
De Silva ( Sri Lanka) 2010 3.42 1.75 – 6.66
Raza (Pakistan) 2011 6.80 p < 0.05
Jabeen (Bangladesh) 2013 20.62 data not shown

Before your eyes glaze over, focus on the third column, the “Odds Ratio.” This is the key indicator here because it represents the odds of developing breast cancer if you have had a prior abortion (compared to the odds of developing breast cancer if you haven’t). Note that all twelve studies have an Odds Ratio greater than 1.0, indicating increased risk.

But get this: the average Odds Ratio for these twelve studies is 5.54. That means that the breast cancer risk for Indian women who have had prior abortions is five and a half times that of women who have not. Another way to put it is that you have a 554% increased risk of developing breast cancer if you have had a prior induced abortion. That’s pretty scary, isn’t it?

Abortion-rights activists, who like to argue that abortion has no lasting health risks, will find it very, very difficult to explain away such numbers. It’s not surprising that in recent years, when the topic of the ABC link comes up, many offer perfunctory denials and then quickly change the subject.

Another reason why these findings are so important is that women in India and neighboring countries are simply ideal subjects for studies of the ABC link. They marry early, do not use the pill, have multiple pregnancies, and breastfeed their babies. In other words, all of the other major risk factors for breast cancer are … absent.

Many women in countries like the United States, Australia, and Great Britain, on the other hand, all engage in other behaviors—besides abortion—that can cause breast cancer. They marry late or not at all. They use oral contraceptives when young and go on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) when older. They have only one or no full-term pregnancies. And they do not breastfeed.

When these “confounding factors”—as they are called—are present, they make it difficult to sort out just how much induced abortions raise a woman’s lifetime breast cancer risk.

But they are largely absent in India, so the ABC link comes through loud and clear.

In fact,the ABC link these Indian studies confirm is stronger than other risk factors for breast cancer that we know of, such as advanced age, having a family history of breast cancer, or being childless.

These new Indian studies have come to light not long after the publication of a huge meta-analysis of 36 (thirty-six!) studies done in Mainland China. This study also showed a statistically significant risk of breast cancer following abortion. For Chinese women who have had one or more induced abortions the increased risk was 44% (Odds Ratio 1.44). The risk jumped to 76% for women who had had two or more previous abortions.

As Dr. Joel Brind, perhaps the leading authority on the Abortion-Breast Cancer link, notes, “The study confirmed the results I and my co-authors from Penn State Medical College had reported in 1996 in the British Medical Association’s epidemiology journal.” The Brind et al study showed an increased risk of 30% (Odds Ratio 1.3).

There are reams of reliable data. There are—literally—dozens of studies showing that women who undergo induced abortions have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer down the road. And yet …..

The abortion movement continues to whistle past the graveyard—where the bodies of women who have died from abortion-induced breast cancer are buried. It continues to try and discredit the mounting evidence of an ABC link by claiming, “Weak associations can turn up by chance and are therefore random and meaningless.”

Well, the associations revealed in the Indian and Chinese studies were not weak at all, but statistically very robust. Women deserve to know that they are at significantly greater risk of developing breast cancer if they undergo an induced abortion.

Why doesn’t the abortion movement—which claims to have the interests of women at heart—warn them about this risk? Why do they continue to concoct flawed arguments, and publish flawed studies, in an attempt to discredit an ABC link that has now been clearly proven?

It’s fairly obvious to me that the deniers are more concerned about promoting their own dogmatic beliefs than they are about saving women’s lives. The radical feminists believe that women need to be liberated from childbearing. The radical abortion movement believes that Planned Parenthood needs to make money. And the radical environmentalists believe the planet needs to be relieved of its burden of humanity.

They are irresponsibly advancing their own deadly agendas at the expense of science and women’s lives. What’s scientific and liberating about that?

LifeNews Note: Steven W. Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute and the author of Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits.

WHY AREN’T WOMEN BEING TOLD? Abortion is the Most Preventable Cause of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cancer in women with an estimated 203,500 American women being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and 39,600 women dying from breast disease in 2002, yet women are not being told of the connection between abortion and breast cancer.

Not all women who have breast cancer have had an abortion, but it has been determined to be the most preventable cause of breast cancer. Many of the risk factors can be controlled by the choices women make. Choosing between abortion or childbirth can influence breast cancer risk. An abortion during high levels of estrogen starting in early pregnancy can predispose a woman to getting breast cancer. Prolonged use of contraceptives/abortifacients, especially before a full term pregnancy, can also increase the risk.

Many physicians are not aware of the connection between abortion and breast cancer or do not acknowledge the preponderance of evidence. However, you are responsible for your own health care. It is important for you to fully disclose your own health history and to discuss the connection between abortion and breast cancer with your doctor.

“Since 1998, cases have been commenced which have also claimed the additional failure to warn of an increased risk of breast cancer caused by abortion. Recently one of those cases has been settled for an undisclosed amount. This is believed to be the first case of its kind in the world. Although the woman had not developed breast cancer, she nevertheless received a significant sum.” Attorney Charles Francis, QC, Melbourne, Australia

The Estrogen Factor
Why induced abortions raise breast cancer risk

Most of the known risk factors for breast cancer involve some form of over-exposure to the female sex hormone, estrogen. Estrogen is known to be a growth promoter of both normal and abnormal breast tissue and is, therefore, known as a secondary carcinogen or a tumor promoter. Continue reading

A primer on how to recognize a cover up of the abortion-breast cancer link (ABC link)

By Joel Brind, Ph.D.

Joel Brind, Ph.D.

After researching and publishing on the ABC link for over 20 years, I’ve managed to get the hang of the formulaic manner in which studies come out periodically to “reassure” the public about the “safety” of abortion. Such studies often come out in the most prominent medical journals, coincidentally on the heels of studies that have reconfirmed the reality of the ABC link.

Why? To keep up the mainstream medical journals’ wall of denial.

But one needn’t be an epidemiologist to appreciate the way standard epidemiological (epi) methods are used inappropriately, so as to make the facts of the ABC link disappear. The techniques are remarkably few. With a few real life examples from the ABC literature, the lay person should be able to learn to spot these tricks rather easily.

Case-control studies

First, it is important to understand the two basic types of epi study. The most common is the case-control study. In a case-control study, a group of patients with the disease in question (e.g., breast cancer) is recruited, along with a group of women without cancer, but who are otherwise similar in age, ethnicity, and country (or smaller location) of residence. The latter group is the “control” group. Continue reading

Meta-analysis: Association Between Induced Abortion & Breast Cancer Risk Among Chinese Women

A new study has emerged from China indicating that such a link between abortion and breast cancer not only exists, but that the risk rises with each abortion a woman has.

The study, titled “A meta-analysis of the association between induced abortion and breast cancer risk among Chinese females” was published this week in Cancer Causes and Control, a peer-reviewed international cancer journal.

“The marked change in breast cancer incidence was parallelled to the one-child-per-family policy,” the researchers stated.Dr. Joel Brind, professor of endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York and a director at the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, called the findings a “real game changer” for deniers of the so-called ABC link.

  • The Abortion/Breast-Cancer link has not just been found in China.
  • India:A new study of women from India shows women who get an induced abortion are 626% more likely to have breast cancer compared with women who carry their pregnancies to term and have the baby. The study found women more likely to have breast cancer had “higher number of abortions.” This study follows closely after a bomshell meta-analysis of breast cancer studies found a 44% increased risk of contracting breast cancer for women who had abortions. “History of abortion was also found to be positively associated with the risk of breast cancer with 6.26 times higher risk in women having a history of abortion,” they concluded.
  • Bangladesh: A similar study from Bangladesh published in the Journal of the Dhaka Medical College in April found that women with a history of induced abortion had a 20-fold increase in likelihood of developing breast cancer when compared to women with no such history.
  • World-Wide: Studies in dozens of countries consistently report increase risk of breast cancer after abortion.

Ideology of “Safe” Abortion: There is tendency to ignore or deny inconvenient information which is especially strong when the subject is abortion. Documentation and public awareness of the negative effects of abortion poses a danger to Big Abortion, in the same way studies linking cigarettes to cancer posed a danger to Big Tobacco.

The first study linking cigarettes to lung cancer was published in 1928, and the first Surgeon General’s warning, without the support of the AMA, was announced in 1964. The Bradford- Hill epidemiologic criteria developed to evaluate causality, ultimately used to show the tobacco- lung cancer link in the 1960s, are the same criteria that support the ABC link.

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