There have been studies in the past showing a link between abortion and breast cancer. Generally those studies have not been reported in the media or have been played down in the academic community. Recently a study that was done in China has come to light that reinforces the conclusions of previous studies.
The American Thinker article reports the results of the study:
The article, a meta-analysis pooling 36 studies from 14 provinces in China, showed that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by 44% with one abortion, and 76% and 89% with two and three abortions.
This new article is another example of the recent excellent scholarship on abortion in peer-reviewed journals coming out of the People’s Republic. There is no bigger data base than China, where there are an average of 8.2 million pregnancy terminations every year, and 40 abortions for every 100 live births. Chinese researchers and physicians are unencumbered by abortion politics, and do not cover up data showing long term effects of induced abortion, as do their US counterparts in governmental, professional and consumer organizations.
This is scary information.
The article describes how studies on the link between abortion and breast cancer have been handled in America:
Huang’s study shows an even stronger increase than the 30% higher risk found in the 1996 meta-analysis by Joel Brind and colleagues on abortion as an independent risk factor for breast cancer. The Brind meta-analysis, combining the results of 23 studies, gave a more complete view than any single study. But even though it was the most comprehensive study on the topic at the time, it was disregarded by establishment medical groups.
Brind, a professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College, is not unique in having experienced censorship of his findings for the past two decades, including at the notorious National Cancer Institute (NCI) workshop on “Early reproductive events and breast cancer” in 2003. This important workshop was manipulated by its chairperson NCI epidemiologist Louise Brinton to suppress critical information on the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link. The main speaker on abortion and breast cancer, Leslie Bernstein, who had never published on this topic, openly said “I would never be a proponent of going around and telling them (women) that having babies is the way to reduce your risk,” even though it has been an established fact, conceded by abortion proponents that this is true.
The abortion industry has become big business. Until recently it was generally not regulated the way that other medical procedures are regulated. Recently some states have passed laws to ensure that if something goes wrong during an abortion, a woman will be quickly taken to a hospital and helped. That has not always been the case. As these laws have been passed to ensure a woman’s safety during an abortion and afterward, the abortion industry has fought the laws. Abortion is not about women’s health–it is about making money for a small group of people involved in the industry. Because of that fact, much of the information women need to make an informed decision about abortion is being withheld from them. The way that the studies showing the link between abortion and breast cancer have been handled is an illustration of that fact.
After I posted the above article, I received the following note from a friend:
Regarding abortion and breast cancer I know this to be true from my past job as a programmer in Epidemiology. We had looked at these trends in the late 1990's but by 2002 we didn't even 'go there' anymore. Too political of a hot bed to touch even though the researchers I worked with were aware of it. Thank you China on this one.