Lying For Jesus: The Abortion/Breast Cancer Link

-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger

For those who oppose abortion no tactic is too sleazy. The scare tactic of stopping abortion by linking it with breast cancer was manna from heaven. The visceral fear of breast cancer would present the faithful with a weapon to be wielded with no regard for the facts. The fact that the scientific evidence shows no link between abortion and breast cancer fazed them not.

The recent Komen/Planned Parenthood publicity and Komen’s ties to this woo, has reanimated this long-dead controversy.

The Komen tie-in is via Jane Abraham, a member of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance board of directors. Abraham is also on the board of directors of The Nurturing Network, an organization founded and chaired by Mary Cunningham Agee. It was Agee who, in 1999, wrote in a Culture of Life Foundation newsletter that “the undeniable link between breast cancer and abortion is only the ‘tip of an iceberg’ of damage that medical science is now able to reveal about this procedure.”

Abraham is also founder and General Chairman of the Susan B. Anthony List. On its website, the SBA List touts its Komen connection while claiming:

There are also studies that link abortion to breast cancer- which is precisely what SGK is supposed to be fighting against.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is a lie.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a report, Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk, that found:

More rigorous recent studies demonstrate no causal relationship between induced abortion and a subsequent increase in breast cancer risk.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found:

Breast cancer: induced abortion is not associated with an increase in breast cancer risk.

The American Cancer Society studied the link and reported the results:

  • Induced abortion is not linked to an increase in breast cancer risk.
  • Spontaneous abortion is not linked to an increase in breast cancer risk.

These scientific results are known to the anti-abortion cadre, and they’d rather lie to women.

H/T: Jodi Jacobson, Catholics For Choice (pdf).

254 thoughts on “Lying For Jesus: The Abortion/Breast Cancer Link

  1. Ms Elaine this speaks to your comment.

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    • Bdaman,

      Your attempts to derail the original topic are breathtaking in their profusion and consistency. I really hope you get paid well for this “flakking” for the 1%.

  2. I wish I was getting paid but like the myth that big oil and the koch brothers and the heartland institute are funding a massive financial campaign towards climate change denial is just like climate change/global warming due to mans activity is just that a myth. There is far more money pumped into the other side. There is the so called consensus but yet the message is failing and on the ropes of complete breakdown. So when gas prices get to $5.00 a gallon, have just hit $4.00 in California overnight, and the price of goods and services increases just remember you are helping solve a non existing problem that has lasted for years called Climate Change.

  3. Not even a tort lawyer would think of using abortionists as expert witnesses in the courtroom to deny an abortion-breast cancer link – the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Asking them whether abortion raises risk is akin to asking the tobacco industry whether cigarette smoking raises lung cancer risk. Anyone with an ounce of common sense can recognize that if medical texts, medical authorities, and the American Cancer Society agree that increased childbearing, starting early before age 24, sharply reduces risk, then having an induced abortion leaves a woman with a higher risk than does having a full term pregnancy. That is a RECOGNIZED risk of abortion, like it or not.

  4. Mr. Drumm, you are incorrect in saying there is no link between breast cancer and abortion.

    More women than men by far get breast cancer.
    More women than men by far get abortions.

    Therefore, breast cancer equals abortions.

    (I thought you would have known that by now!) :mrgreen:

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