Abortion Increases Cancer Risk
More studies also continue to suggest a strong link between Artificial Estrogens and Breast Cancer… consider these comments from 2002:
“‘In 1960, when the pill was first invented, the incidence of breast cancer was one in 25 women; today it is one in eight women,’” says Kathy Raviele, MD, an Atlanta physician. A study published last fall in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) supports Raviele’s supposition that there is a definite link between pill use and breast cancer. And according to the Physician’s Desk Reference, women who took the pill as teenagers are at higher risk of developing breast cancer when in their 30s than women in the population as a whole. [FRC News, Jan/Feb 02]
Open Forum IV: The Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer – Panelists include Joel Brind, Ph.D., Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life, John Kindley, Esq. The video may be obtained from Right to Life of Vanderburgh County, 5001 Plaza East Blvd, Suite B, Evansville IN 47715; 812-474-3195.
Reprinted from The Standard 4/6/93 Women who have had abortions have a greater risk of developing breast cancer, The Washington Times reported Friday, and because of the increase in breast cancer risk, women are 200 times more likely to die from aborting their first pregnancy than from carrying the fetus to term.
Delaying childbirth until later in life also increases one's risk, studies show.
Dr. Joel Brind, an endocrinologist and biologist now doing cancer research, was in Washington to bring his findings on breast cancer to the attention of the Congress. He met with both Senate and House staff members during his two-day visit, which was sponsored by the Ad Hoc Committee in Defense of Life, a Washington-based pro-life group.
He has cited 19 other sources [see below], including a 1986 Lancet article which states that "induced abortion before first-term pregnancy increases the risk of breast cancer."
"A woman who has a baby as a teenager has about a 7% lifetime risk of getting breast cancer, " he said, "but a woman who aborts her first pregnancy has about double that risk — 15% or more."
"I've been trying to get this in the paper" for a long time, said Dr. Brind, professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Dr. Brind has been studying the abortion-breast cancer link since 1982. He is a Yale graduate with degrees in biology, chemistry and endocrinology from New York University.
"There is a clear relationship documented in medical journals showing that women aborting their first pregnancy are at a much higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who carry their pregnancy to term," he told an audience of "Beverly LaHaye Live" Monday afternoon.
Scientific studies have demonstrated these facts for the last 12 years, but the liberal media have been unwilling to publish the findings, he said. According to the Ad Hoc Committee in Defense of Life, only The Washington Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Chicago Sun-Times have run the story.
"This has been known for years now," Dr. Brind said, "But the abortion industry," along with the media, has squelched the facts.
Dr. Brind cited a number of unbiased studies, including:
a 1981 Los Angeles study which found a 2.4-fold higher incidence of breast cancer among women younger than 33 who had had an abortion before a live birth;
a New York study by Dr. Holly Howe that included all upstate and Long Island, New York women between 1976 and 1980 who developed breast cancer before age 40. The study showed a 90% increase among women who aborted their first pregnancy. All 10 women who had had two consecutive abortions developed breast cancer.
a Russian 1978 study published by Larissa Remennick in 1990, indicating that women who had aborted one or two pregnancies had a 200% chance of developing breast cancer. Those with three or more tripled their risk, her study found. Numerous other studies in Denmark, Japan, Canada, Israel, France, and the US found the same link.
[D.S. Dew, 1993]
Journal articles demonstrating abortion-breast cancer link:
MacMahon B, Cole P, Lin TM, Lowe CR, Mirra AP, Ravnihar B, Salbor EJ, Valaoras VG, Yunsa S (1970) Bulletin of the World Health Organization 43:209-21
Pike MC, Henderson BE, Casagrande JT, Rosario I, Gray GE (1981) British Journal of Cancer 43:72-6
Yuan J-M, Yu MC, Ross RK, Gao Y-T, Henderson BE (1988) Cancer Research 48:1949-53
Brinton LA, Hoover R, Fraumeni JF, Jr (1983) British Journal of Cancer 47:756-62
Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Kaufman DW, Strom BL, Schottenfeld D, Shapiro S (1988) American Journal of Epidemiology 127:981-9
Howe HL, Schie RT, Baduch H, Herzfeld P (1989) International Journal of Epidemiology 18:300-4
Hirohata T, Shigematsu T, Nomura AMY, Horie A, Hirohata I (1985) National Cancer Institute Monographs 69:187-90
Ewertz M, Duffy SW (1988) British Journal of Cancer 58:99-104
Parazzini F, La Vecchia C, Negri E (1991) International Journal of Cancer 48:816–20
Remennick LI (1989) International Journal of Epidemiology 18:498-510
Stadel BV, Rubin CL, Wingo PA, Schlesselman JJ (1986) Lancet i:436
Soini I (1977) International Journal of Epidemiology 6:365-73
Hadjimichael OC, Boyle CA, Meigs JW (1986) British Journal of Cancer 53:281-4
Russo I, II (1980) American Journal of Pathology 100:497-512
Olsson H, Ranstam J, Baldetorp B, Ewers S-B, Ferno M, Killander D, Sigurdsson (1991) Cancer 67:1285-90