Dear Friends:Please send this press release to your representative in Congress (click here) and your two U.S. senators (click here) in order to educate them about the breast cancer risks of abortion and oral contraceptives (the pill). Give them this message:U.S. National Cancer Institute researcher, Dr. Louise Brinton, and her colleagues reported in their 2009 study, Dolle et al., these findings:1) A statistically significant 40% increased risk for women who have abortions; and 2) A 270% increased risk of triple negative breast cancer (an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality) among those who used oral contraceptives while under age 18 and a 320% increased risk of triple negative breast cancer among recent users (within 1-5 years) of oral contraceptives.Brinton was the chief organizer of the NCI's sham workshop in 2003 that falsely persuaded women that it was "well established" that "abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk."The study, Dolle et al., was published 9 months ago. Why hasn't the National Cancer Institute warned women?An abortion mandate in healthcare reform will result in an increase in breast cancer deaths.Sincerely,Karen MalecCoalition on Abortion/Breast CancerCoalition on Abortion/Breast CancerPress ReleaseContact: Karen Malec, 847-421-4000Date: January 6, 20092nd Breast Cancer Scandal: National Cancer Institute Researcher Louise Brinton Reverses Position, Finally Admits Abortion Raises Breast Cancer Risk in Study that Fingers Oral Contraceptives as a Probable Cause of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Study is 9 months old, but still no warnings from cancer establishmentLess than two months since the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force issued new guidelines recommending against routine mammograms for women in their forties, a second breast cancer scandal involving a U.S. government panel of experts has come to light which has implications for healthcare reform.An April 2009 study by Jessica Dolle et al. of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center examining the relationship between oral contraceptives (OCs) and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in women under age 45 contained an admission from U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) researcher Louise Brinton and her colleagues (including Janet Daling) that abortion raises breast cancer risk by 40%. Additionally, Dolle's team showed that women who start OCs before age 18 multiply their risk of TNBC by 3.7 times and recent users of OCs within the last one to five years multiply their risk by 4.2 times. TNBC is an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality."Although the study was published nine months ago," observed Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, "the NCI, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other cancer fundraising businesses have made no efforts to reduce breast cancer rates by issuing nationwide warnings to women."Brinton was the chief organizer of the 2003 NCI workshop on the abortion-breast cancer link, which falsely assured women that the non-existence of the link was "well established." Dolle's team reported in Table 1 a statistically significant 40% risk increase for women who have had abortions. They listed abortion among "known and suspected risk factors." Brinton and Daling had previously studied this population from the Seattle-Puget Sound area in the 1990s and reported risk increases between 20% and 50% among women with abortions. [3,4] In the 2009 study, they and their co-authors wrote that their findings concerning induced abortion, OC use and certain other risk factors, "were consistent with the effects observed in previous studies on younger women.""Obviously, more women will die of breast cancer if the NCI fails in its duty to warn about the risks of OCs and abortion and if government funds are used to pay for both as a part of any healthcare bill," said Mrs. Malec.A brief analysis of the study (click here), Dolle et al. 2009, was provided by Dr. Joel Brind, professor of biology and endocrinology and deputy chair for biology at Baruch College, City University of New York.Last year, studies from Turkey and China also reported statistically significant risk increases for women who had abortions. [5,6]The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
My very dear friend, who also is chapter 9 in my book, Motherhood Interrupted was just diagnosed with breast cancer. If you read her story you will find out she had an abortion. She told me when she heard the doctor tell her she had breast cancer that was the first thing that crossed her mind; is my abortion related to this? Sadly, as I travel around the country speaking of the harm abortion causes women I hear many stories of women who have had or have breast cancer and who have had abortions. Yet, the current political powers want to add abortion as part of a "health care" bill. Do you feel sometimes like we are living in the Twilight Zone?