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Physicians may be Legally Liable to Warn Women of Abortion Effects (2005)

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