Wednesday, July 15, 2009
A Leading Cause of Breast Cancer
Fascinating article today by Tom Hoopes, who ponders how Abortion Kills Twice: "In 1996 she [Dr. Angela Lanfranchi] read a metanalysis of the relevant studies by Joel Brind, Ph.D., a biology professor at Baruch College in New York, who had put the pieces together. According to his article, the first study that showed a link between breast cancer and abortion had been published when Brind and Lanfranchi were children. It appeared in 1957 in the prominent English-language Japanese Journal of Cancer Research. Japan was one of the few places where abortion was legal in those days (importantly, for abortion/breast-cancer link activists, Denmark was another). The study found that breast-cancer patients were three times more likely to have had abortions than the general population. If abortion was a contributor to breast cancer elsewhere, it went unreported. At that time, though abortion was becoming prevalent in the West, it wasn't mentioned in polite society or on medical charts." Read the whole thing here.