By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
October 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two videos confronting the disinformation about the link between the skyrocketing incidence of breast cancer, and abortion and hormonal contraceptive use have been posted to You Tube.
The first video, produced by Ignatius Productions, features a victim of breast cancer, who states that abortion and hormonal contraceptive use at a young age destroyed her health. She says she is fighting desperately to beat the disease so she can raise her children. (see the video here)
The second video, produced by Ends of the Earth Productions, features Karly Houldsworth, who reports findings in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showing that breast cancer rates climbed more than 40% between 1973 and 1998. The increase took place only in the youngest of three generations of women studied – the Roe v. Wade generation – which suffered a more than 40% increase in breast cancer cases since the mid-1980s. These were women young enough to have had access to legal abortions starting in 1973. The increase in breast cancer rates didn't take place among women from the two older generations that couldn't obtain legal abortions. (link to video here)
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, said in a press release that the videos expose the cover-up of two breast cancer risks – abortion and hormonal contraceptives (containing estrogen and progestin) – and reveal the cruel impact that the cover-up has had on women.
“Cancer groups lied to women about the risks of using combined (estrogen + progestin) hormone replacement therapy and 'the pill' when conclusive evidence of a breast cancer risk became available in the 1980s,” said Malec, “and they are still lying about abortion.”
“I realize that the breast cancer epidemic has been tremendously profitable for the cancer establishment,” continued Malec “but those who've participated in this cover-up should be deeply ashamed of themselves for the incredible suffering they've inflicted. These people are not pro-choice. They are cold, calculating abortion zealots driven by greed and fear of widespread medical malpractice lawsuits.”
Malec explained that scientists began extensive research on the abortion-breast cancer link in 1957 and recognized two breast cancer risks associated with abortion.
“All experts recognize the first risk, that abortion denies women an opportunity to reduce their risk for breast cancer through childbearing. Scientists only debate the second risk – known as the 'independent link,'” Malec said.
“Eight medical organizations and a bioethics journal recognize the independent link – that abortion leaves a woman with more cancer-vulnerable cells than she had before she became pregnant. An additional medical group, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has called for 'full disclosure' of a 'highly plausible' relationship between abortion and the disease,” Malec concluded.
During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer encourages women to send cancer research groups the links to the two videos.
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.