The Illinois-based Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer has pointed out that this is the seventh recent instance of a respected medical association recognizing the link.
The medical group, MaterCare International, an international organization of Catholic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has released a statement saying that they were presented with “evidence of the link between abortion and breast cancer” during an international conference in Rome in October of 2004.
They cited Dr. Joel Brind's research group as the source of the new information.
The group said that based on medical and epidemiological evidence, “there is a significant increase in breast cancer risk after induced abortion, especially before the first full term pregnancy.”
“This evidence”, they pointed out however, “has been denied by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other researchers.”
They said that recent studies done to counter the new evidence “have serious methodological weaknesses and flaws and therefore do not invalidate the conclusion that there is a increased risk of breast cancer.”
Dr. Brind’s new findings were published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, in the winter of 2005 edition.
MaterCare’s statement stressed that, "Women have a basic right to know of this increased risk of breast cancer and it is unacceptable that the information should be denied to them by the medical and cancer research establishments.’
The group added that it recognizes “its responsibilities in this matter and will do all it can to publish this evidence."
I recently volunteered as a staff member at a 60-mile walk to for Breast Cancer sponsored by the Susan F. Colman Foundation. While volunteering for a cause to eradicate breast cancer is a noble thing, and I must admit I was uplifted by the entire experience, I later found the Susan G. Colman Foundation gives a portion of the money to Planned Parenthood.
Knowing that seven respectable medical associations have linked breast cancer as a increased risk in women who have had an abortion, I asked my self, why in the world would the Susan G. Colman support an agency like Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood is a giant in the abortion on demand industry. If the seven medical associations are correct and abortion is connected to breast cancer, aren’t they hurting the efforts of all volunteers, walkers and staff that strives to eradicate breast cancer in the world? I mean isn’t that what we are trying to do here?
So I come to find out that the US National Cancer Institute denied the findings of the seven respectable medical associations. Is that why the Susan G. Colman continues to ignore the link and continue to support the likes of Planned Parenthood?
It seems to me that the prudent course of action for anyone fighting the good fight of breast cancer, (as the Susan G. Colman foundation is) would be to disassociate themselves from anyone or anything that is linked, disputed or not, to contributing in any way to getting breast cancer. Is there nobody currently at the Susan G. Colman foundation that sees this point? Eve Sánchez Silver, a charter member of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's National Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council in 2004 because of the grants to Planned Parenthood.
"As a Christian and life affirming citizen I can not reconcile The Foundation's decision to affirm life with one hand and support its destruction with the other." Says Silver.
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Is Planned Parenthood such a large enough money machine that we as a society are willing to sell our daughters down the river in the name of money and political power?
When will liberal Democrats wake up and cease the hold that Planned Parenthood has over them, and tell them, “no more?” When will we be able to volunteer and support a noble cause such as breast cancer research without having to support the likes of Planned Parenthood?
More importantly, why aren’t more people exercising prudential judgment when it comes to these medical findings of a increased link between abortion and breast cancer?