From the beginning, the case for legalizing abortion was a fabrication of lies.
As Dr. D. James Kennedy noted in his sermon, “Lies and More Lies,” the Supreme Court was told the number of women who had died from back-alley abortions was 10,000. But Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who presided over the abortion of 60,000 babies until he could no longer live with his conscience, admitted to Dr. Kennedy that this number was pulled out of the air—made up to impress the court.
Likewise, the facts of the cases of Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” of Roe v. Wade and Sandra Cano, the “Doe” of Doe v. Bolton, are nothing like the stories their lawyers told to persuade the court.
Today the lies continue.
Abortionists never refer to the life in the woman’s womb as a “baby.” It is a “product of conception,” “a clump of cells,” or “the fetus.”
They falsely assure women they will not experience any long-term consequences from having an abortion and hide information showing that suicide, depression, and complications with future pregnancies are common after-effects of abortion.
In addition, the evidence of a clear link between breast cancer and abortion, which has been known for decades, is being ignored or disputed by shoddy research that relies on faulty research designs, as Dr. Joel Brind explains in his March 2015 article in National Review, “Abortion and Breast Cancer: The Stubborn Link Returns.” [i]
As Dr. Brind wrote in his article, “The first epidemiological study to show a link between induced abortion and breast cancer was published in 1957.”
In 1996, when Brind led a research team that did a comprehensive review of some 23 studies on the subject done worldwide, they found a 30 percent increase of breast cancer among women who had had abortions.
The news of the results of the 1996 study should have prompted a wide response within the medical profession.
In the United States, not counting skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter what race or ethnicity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the most common cause of death among Hispanic women, and it is the second most common cause of death from cancer among women in all other ethnic groups.[ii]
Instead, Brind says the finding of a verifiable link between abortion and breast cancer “prompted a major, decade-long backlash from many mainstream medical organization, medical journals, and government public-health ministries.”
Now more data is coming in from studies done outside the United States.
As Brind states, “Being real, the ABC [abortion-breast cancer] link is showing up, conspicuously, as millions of women worldwide who have had abortion over the past several decades are coming down with breast cancer at alarmingly increased rates. Dozens of papers are being published that show the trend.”
In 2014 when the data from 36 studies from mainland China was analyzed, a 44 percent increase in breast cancer was found among women who had had abortions.
The strongest research evidence of the ABC link is coming from studies of women in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In these countries women typically marry young, have several children and breastfeed them, and they do not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes.
Among these populations, says Brind, “where there is little else besides abortion to cause breast cancer, relative risks for abortion average greater than four-fold and as high as twenty-fold, according to at least a dozen South Asian studies in the past five years alone.”
Nevertheless, the National Cancer Institute and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists continue to deny the link between abortion and breast cancer.
According to the Susan G. Komen foundation, which funds research on breast cancer, these two organizations “have agreed the scientific evidence does not support a link between abortion and breast cancer. On their website, Susan G. Komen states, “The NCI and ACOG routinely review the evidence on this topic (most recently in 2010 and 2013, respectively) and continue to agree there is no link between abortion and breast cancer [emphasis added].”[iii]
It would be well if the NCI and ACOG would look at research that is more current as well as the 2014 review of studies done in China. We would also suggest that they take a close look at the South Asian Studies Professor Brind refers to in his article. However, even before 2010, there was mounting evidence of the ABC link.
In addition to the review Dr. Brind’s research team did in 1996, The Polycarp Research Institute shows a chart listing 39 studies done as of 2003 in which 29 of these studies showed an increased risk of developing breast cancer among women who had induced abortions. [iv]
Why do organizations such as the National Cancer Institute and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists continue to deny the proven link between breast cancer and abortion? And why would the Susan G. Komen foundation, which claims to be seeking a cure for breast cancer, promote the same myth that “there is no link between abortion and breast cancer”?
It seems clear that, as The Polycarp Research Institute notes, it is “because of the controversy regarding abortion.” Dr. Peter Saunders, CEO of the Christian Medial Fellowship in Great Britain, writes, “This is clearly a debate that will run and run and in which huge vested interests are involved.”[v]
The more closely one examines these vested interests, the clearer it becomes that the abortion industry is not concerned with the best interests of women and their health—or they would be promoting the work of Dr. Brind and others who have shown the clear link between abortion and breast cancer, not suppressing it.
Rather, they are “Merchants of Death,”[vi] not only the causing the deaths of millions of unborn babies, but of the many women who may be dying of breast cancer because they were never told of the ABC link, the link between cancer and abortion.
[i] Joel Brind, “Abortion and Breast Cancer: The Stubborn Link Returns,” National Review.com
, March 10, 2015, http://www.nationalreview.com/…/abortion-and-breast-cancer-…
(accessed December 22, 2015).
[ii] “Breast Cancer Statistics,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/
(accessed December 4, 2015).
[iii] “Table 25: Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk,” Susan G. Komen,https://ww5.komen.org/…/Table25Abortionandbreastcancerrisk.…
(accessed December 4, 2015).
[iv] Chart: “Risk of Breast Canter from Induced Abortion,” The Polycarp Research Institute,http://www.polycarp.org/overviewabortionbreastcancer.htm
(accessed December 21, 2015).
[v] Peter Saunders, “73 Studies Have Examined Abortion and Breast Cancer, 53 Show Higher Risk, LifeNews.com
, Aug. 19, 2013,http://www.lifenews.com/…/73-studies-have-examined-abortio…/
(accessed December 21, 2015).
[vi] “Merchants of Death,” DVD (D. James Kennedy Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2015), http://store.djameskennedy.org/Merchants-of-Deat…/720165.htm
Abortion and Breast Cancer: The Stubborn Link Returns
New studies show an alarming rate of the disease among women who have had abortions.
[December 28, 2015, Karen VanTil Gushta, Ph.D., http://www.thegreatcommissionsaltandlighting.com/2015/12/lies-and-more-lies-by-karen-vantil.html ]