Sunday, October 5, 2008

October: Right to Life and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Funny that these two events would coincide, though you'll probably only see one of them on NBC.

This would be a good time to mention (again) that, according to the Mayo clinic and others, there is a link between use of the birth control pill and breast cancer. See this earlier post for more details on that.

Interestingly enough, there is also a link between abortion and breast cancer, in addition to other negative effects abortion can have on the physical and mental health of women, even when it is "safe and legal".

According to The Coalition on Abortion/BreastCancer:

As of 2006, eight medical organizations recognize that abortion raises a woman's risk for breast cancer, independently of the risk of delaying the birth of a first child (a secondary effect that all experts already acknowledge). An additional medical organization, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, issued a statement in 2003 calling on doctors to inform patients about a "highly plausible" relationship between abortion and breast cancer.

The relationship is so plausible, in fact, that:

General counsel for [the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons] wrote an article for its journal warning doctors that three women (two Americans, one Australian) successfully sued their abortion providers for neglecting to disclose the risks of breast cancer and emotional harm, although none of the women had developed the disease.

If you prefer getting information on this issue from books, try Breast Cancer: Its link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill by Chris Kahlenborn, MD. Published by One More Soul

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