An article published recently in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons points out that physicians may be legally liable if they fail to tell patients about the dangers associated with intentionally terminating a pregnancy.
In the journal article, AAPS general counsel Andrew Schlafly advised doctors that they have a common law duty to disclose the risks of any medical procedure, including abortion.
He warned that two malpractice lawsuits have been successfully prosecuted in the U.S. for failing to disclose the link between abortion and other health problems, such as breast cancer.
Schlafly noted that the prevailing view among medical experts is that more abortions in a society will result in higher breast cancer rates.
Considering the fact that the tobacco industry has had to contribute toward paying the costs of lung cancer, the attorney wonders who will pay the costs of breast cancer.
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer observes that the abortion and cancer fundraising industry "hoodwinked" journalists, lawmakers, doctors, and the public about the link between breast cancer and abortion, and should be made to repay society for the costs incurred in the battle against breast cancer. [Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Spring 2005, http://www.jpands.org/jpands1001.htm