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Report on the Breast Cancer Link to Abortion

In 2014 the prestigious Medical Journal Cancer, Causes, Control published a huge systematic review and meta-analysis of 36 studies across China.  They found that women who have at least one abortion, have a substantial 44% increased risk for getting breast cancer; compared to women who did not have an abortion. [1]

EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 28, 2016 – More than 70 worldwide studies reveal a significant link between Abortion, and Breast Cancer, (ABC Link) despite denial and cover-ups by Cancer Societies and abortion promoters. [17]

Every year, over 100,000 pregnant women have abortions across Canada. About 44% have more than one abortion, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, a Breast Surgeon and President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute has a website full of information on the physiological and epidemiological reasoning for the ABC link. (www.bcpinstitute.org) It has to do with the hormones. Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer, is the most common cancer among Canadian women. It is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women.

It is estimated that last year, in 2015:

  • 25,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • 5,000 women died from breast cancer.
  • On average, 68 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, every day.
  • On average, 14 Canadian women will die from breast cancer, every day.

The Cancer Societies rake in billions of dollars, yet in decades, there is no cure, no fewer women dying, and no help from their research. However, there are—literally—dozens of studies showing that women who undergo legal abortions, have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer down the road. And yet, Cancer Societies and abortion advocates deny the link, probably due to their own pro-choice bias, fear of lawsuits and outrage from the public, which could result in the loss of billions of dollars in funding. Why are they not warning women about this risk, and providing an ounce of prevention? The first study was out of Japan in 1957!

In 2014 the prestigious Medical Journal Cancer, Causes, Control published a huge systematic review and meta-analysis of 36 studies across China. They found that women who have at least one abortion, have a substantial 44% increased risk for getting breast cancer; compared to women who did not have an abortion. [1]

Nineteen of these studies showed a statistically significant result. The risk also increased with number of Induced Abortions (IA’s) (a dose effect), an important measure of a cause-effect relationship, with two and three IA's raising risk by a statistically significant 76% and 89%, respectively. Earlier studies also found a dose effect. [2,3,4,5]

Huang’s team cited and supports a 1996 review and meta-analysis, led by Joel Brind, Ph.D. (Baruch College, City University of New York) and colleagues at Penn State [6], who found a 30% risk elevation for women with any history of IA's.

In his analysis of the Chinese study, Brind called it a “game changer.” He exclaimed, “Not only does it validate our earlier findings from 1996, but its findings are even stronger, for several reasons.”

Huang’s team said their results differed from those of a 2004 meta-analysis by Dr. Valerie Beral and her colleagues. [10] Their paper, which claimed there was no link, received harsh criticism in seven medical journals from four experts independently of one another. [8, 9,11,12,13,14,15]

In the last eight years, there have similarly been 14 out of 16 published studies out of the India sub-continent exposing an increased risk of Breast Cancer after abortion in the aftermath for women. [16] These studies also reveal in the odds ratio, that women with a prior abortion are five times more likely to develop breast cancer, than if they never had an abortion.

In fact, the Abortion Breast Cancer link these Indian studies confirm is stronger than other risk factors for breast cancer that we know of; such as advanced age, having a family history of breast cancer, or being childless.

The associations revealed in the Indian and Chinese studies were not weak at all, but statistically very robust. Women have a right to know that they are at a greater risk of developing breast cancer, if they undergo an induced abortion; compared to letting their child come to full term and deliver their baby. Yet, the abortion proponents and cancer societies continue to deny and belittle the science.

Furthermore, I am in a new documentary called, HUSH, which examines the evidence and testimonies of experts on the Breast Cancer Link, along with cervical/uterine damage and mental health issues in the aftermath of legal abortions. www.hushfilm.com. My new book, The Bride, The Serpent & The Seed also includes this evidence. As a former abortion patient who has had two lumps removed, and President of Canada Silent No More, a non-profit society of former abortion patients; we urge Cancer foundations/societies and our government to launch an investigation and education awareness campaign to warn pregnant women of the ABC risk, and encourage post abortive women to go for early mammograms as they could be at a higher risk.

References:

  1. Huang Y, Zhang X, Li W, Song F, Dai H, Wang J, et al. A meta-analysis of the association between induced abortion and breast cancer risk among Chinese females. Cancer Causes Control. Published online, ahead of print, November 24, 2013. Available only to authorized users. Abstract available at U.S. National Library of Medicine at: http://www.ministryoftruth.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Huang-2013.pdf
  2. Lecarpentier J, Nogues C, Mouret-Fourme E, Gauther-Villars M, Lasset C, et al. Variation in breast cancer risk associated with factors related to pregnancies according to truncating mutation location, in the French National BRCA1/2 carrier cohort. Breast Cancer Research 2012;14:R99. Available at: http://breast-cancerhttp://breast-cancer-research.com/content/14/4/R99research.com/content/14/4/R99.
  3. Bu L, Voigt L, Yu Z, Malone K, Daling J. Risk of breast cancer associated with induced abortion in a population at low risk of breast cancer. Am J Epidemiol 1995;141:S85. (Abstract).
  4. Jiang AR, Gao CM, Ding JH, Li SP, Liu YT, Cao HX, Wu JZ, Tang JH, Qian Y, Tajima K. Abortions and breast cancer risk in premenopausal and postmenopausal women in Jiangsu Province of China. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev 2012;13:33-35. Available at: http://www.apjcpcontrol.org/page/popup_paper_file_view.php?pno=MzMtMzUgMTIuMiZ rY29kZT0yNzAxJmZubz0w&pgubun=i.
  5. Yanhua C, Geater A, You J, Li L, Shaoqiang Z, et al. Reproductive variables and risk of breast malignant and benign tumours in Yunnan Province, China. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev 2012;13:2179-2184. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22901191.
  6. Brind J, Chinchilli V, Severs W, Summy-Long J. Induced abortion as an independent risk factor for breast cancer: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health 1996;50:481-496.
  7. Brind J, Chinchilli VM. Letter. Breast cancer and induced abortions in China. Br J Cancer 2004;90:2244-46.
  8. Beral V, Bull D, Doll R, Peto R, Reeves G. Collaborative Group of Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer. Breast cancer and abortion: collaborative reanalysis of data from 53 epidemiological studies, including 83,000 women with breast cancer from 16 countries. Lancet 2004;363:1007-16. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Collaborative+Group+of+Hormonal+Factors +in+Breast+Cancer.+Breast+cancer+and+abortion%3A+collaborative+reanalysis+of+da ta+from+53+epidemiological+studies%2C+including+83%2C000+women+with+breast+ cancer+from+16+countries.
  9. Schlafly A. Legal implications of a link between abortion and breast cancer. J Am Phys Surgeons 2005;10:11-14. Available at: http://www.jpands.org/vol10no1/aschlafly.pdf.
  10. Brind J. The abortion-breast cancer connection. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly Summer 2005; p. 303-329. Available at: http://www.AbortionBreastCancer.com/Brind_NCBQ.PDF.
  11. Lanfranchi A. The abortion-breast cancer link revisited. Ethics and Medics (November 2004) Vol. 29, No. 11, p. 1-4.
  12. Furton E. The corruption of science by ideology. Ethics and Medics (Dec. 2004) Vol. 29, No. 12, p. 1-2. Available at: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/E+MDec2004-EFurtonarticle.PDF.
  13. Brind J. Induced abortion as an independent risk factor for breast cancer: A critical review of recent studies based on prospective data. J Am Phys Surg Vol. 10, No. 4 (Winter 2005) 105-110. Available at: http://www.jpands.org/vol10no4/brind.pdf.
    • Author Year Odds Ratio  95% Cl or p value

    • Rai et al.  2008 2.21 p  < 0.05

    • Kaur et al. 2011 2.79 p  < 0.001

    • Lodha et al. 2011 1.91 p = 0.214 (not sig.)

    • Santhy et al.  2012 1.22 not significant

    • Balasubrahmanian et al. 2013 2.08 1.15 – 3.75

    • Bhadoria et al. 2013 6.26 4.16 – 9.41

    • Kamath et al. 2013 5.75 1.27 – 25.99

    • Roy et al.  2014 10.66 p < 0.0001

    • Takalkar et al.  2014 2.8 1.82 – 5.12

    • De Silva ( Sri Lanka) 2010 3.42 1.75 – 6.66

    • Raza (Pakistan) 2011 6.80 p < 0.05

    • Jabeen (Bangladesh) 2013 20.62 data not shown

  14. Lanfranchi A. The breast physiology and the epidemiology of the abortion breast cancer link. Imago Hominis 2005;12(3): 228-236. Available at: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/Lanfranchi060201.pdf.
  15. Lanfranchi A. The science, studies and sociology of the abortion-breast cancer link. Research Bulletin 2005;18:1-8. Available at: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/June2005.pdf.
  16. India Sub-Continent Studies
  17. http://www.bcpinstitute.org/PDF/BCPI-FactSheet-Epidemiol-studies_2014.pdf