Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Full-Term Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study

A new study finds that women over 40 who are genetically predisposed to have breast cancer, and who have given birth to one child, lower their risk of contracting the disease by 14% with each additional child they bear. (The study is on PubMed; LifeNews has a distillation of it.)

That means that when women over 40 who are genetically predisposed to breast cancer seek an abortion, they should be notified that full-term pregnancy would reduce their risk and possibly save their lives. At least, that's what a health-care provider who cares about women and wishes them to make a fully informed choice would do.

Not so with Planned Parenthood, whose Web site states unequivocally: "Studies have shown that abortion is not associated with breast cancer. Undaunted by the absence of compelling evidence, anti-choice extremists insist on making the connection anyway. Once more they are using misinformation as a weapon in their campaign against safe, legal abortion."

They know where their bread is buttered.

More information on the numerous studies linking abortion to increased breast-cancer risk is available on The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer's Web site.

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The same data from the large international study that shows the link between full-term pregnancy and decreased breast-cancer risk also shows that women genetically predisposed to breast cancer suffer an increased cancer risk when they use oral contraceptives, But, as I wrote last year, "Planned Parenthood Says Don't You Worry Your Pretty Little Contracepting Head About Cancer."