Thursday, May 1, 2014

Abortion and Breast Cancer - another link

Another study undertaken in India reveals that women who have an abortion increase their risk of breast cancer by 280%.  A figure like that is enough to scare anyone, and percentages can be confusing. What this means is that abortion increases the risk by 2.8 times, or perhaps round that up to 3.  Therefore a woman who has an abortion is three times more at risk for breast cancer. Given that the current numbers show that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some time in her life, anything that increases that risk should be taken very seriously.

From the book Breast Cancer, Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill, Dr. Chris Kahlenborn has a number of charts with statistics from studies that deal with the relation between breast cancer and having had an abortion.

Haven't you ever wondered why there are so many women at the Run for the Cure?  It is a no-brainer to see that the incidence of breast cancer is increasing, not simply being diagnosed earlier.

So why don't pro-choicers read any of these articles or comment on these statements?

Despite the evidence, U.S. leaders say abortion advocates ignore the risk to women's well-being posed by expanding the “right to choose.”
In case anyone still thinks that ignoring the connection is okay, consider these numbers.
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.  - Dr. Joel Brind, professor of endocrinology at Baruch College at the City University of New York
As these studies come out of countries like India and China, the west is going to have to pay attention. If not, then they are really the ones waging a war on women.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Wouldn't the 1 in 9 figure be an overall figure, that INCLUDES people who have had abortions and/or been on the pill? That's a lot of women, and they surely didn't differentiate the two groups when coming up with the 1 in 9 figure.

This would mean that perhaps 1 in 3 is a bit high for the abortion group, but also that 1 in 9 is not realistic at all for women not in that group. (This is good news!)