By - October 25, 2012

An alleged abortion-cancer link

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink is appearing everywhere, including NFL games. While fighting breast cancer is a noble cause, not all people are eager to jump on the bandwagon.

That includes those who celebrate October as Respect Life Month and are convinced of a possible link between abortion and breast cancer — a connection that, while widely disputed, should prompt anyone to think before going pink.

The irony runs even deeper when considering that groups behind the campaign against breast cancer include Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the American Cancer Society (also a beneficiary of the Relay for Life). Both organizations may be perpetuating the epidemic by funding and supporting abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and rejecting the possibility of an abortion-breast cancer link.

Not surprisingly, Komen defends its grants to Planned Parenthood, saying they are used for breast cancer screenings. Although President Obama has said that women “rely” on Planned Parenthood for mammograms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that no Planned Parenthood facility is licensed to do them. Rather, referrals are made.

Furthermore, according to the Right to Life of Michigan and the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, organizations like Komen are at odds with the peer-reviewed studies that indicate a greater risk of breast cancer among women who deprive themselves of the protective effects of a full-term pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Perhaps only by eliminating the cancer on society that is abortion can real progress be made against breast cancer.


Courtesy of Red State Report Guest Columnist Joel Torczon


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  1. Joel Torczon says:

    I have to say that I had a bit of back and forth with a former co-worker, who is now opinion editor, over having this published. He was quite adamant about there being no link, but I provided him with several articles to the contrary. In fact, a huge majority of the several dozen studies worldwide over the past few decades point to an abortion-breast cancer link.

    Additionally, the woman who spearheaded the 2003 workshop that determined there is no link, later backtracked in 2009 and said that women under 40 face a 40 percent increase in the risk of getting breast cancer if they have had an abortion. See: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/2009_study_confirms_abortion-breast_cancer_link/

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