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Breast Cancer Incidence is Highly Correlated with Abortion Incidence – Researcher

Wed Aug 10, 2005 - 12:15 pm EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, August 10, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British breast cancer researcher will present evidence Wednesday, revealing that abortion is the best phenomenon to explain three distinct breast cancer trends in the UK population.

Patrick Carroll, director of the Pensions and Population Research Institute in London, will present his evidence today at the Joint Statistical Meetings at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Carroll reports the following trends in breast cancer incidence, associated with abortion, according to a Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer release:

Trend #1: Upper class women are the most likely to develop breast cancer and die of the disease. For other cancers, lower social classes experience higher incidence and mortality rates. Abortion before a first birth (the most carcinogenic abortion) and delayed first birth among upper class women provide the best explanations for this trend.

Trend #2: Variations in breast cancer rates among regions of the British Isles can be explained by differences in abortion rates. Breast cancer rates are greatest in the South East (116 per 100,000), where abortion rates are higher, than in other regions. Breast cancer incidence is lowest in Ireland (97 per 100,000) where abortion is prohibited.

Trend #3: Breast cancer rates increased approximately 70% between 1971 and 2002. Breast cancer incidence for women aged 50-54 in successive birth cohorts is highly correlated with abortion incidence, and is less highly correlated with other factors associated with breast cancer, i.e., fertility, prevalence of childlessness and age at first birth.

“Carroll’s research is significant because he used national data reporting breast cancers and abortions,” writes Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer President Karen Malec. “Therefore, it’s free of any possibility of a hypothetical problem called ‘recall bias.’ Opponents of the abortion-cancer link have never provided credible evidence of recall bias. Nevertheless, they claim that research depending on interviews with women to report their abortion histories is flawed because more cancer patients than healthy women accurately report their abortions.”

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