FARGO, ND, Apr 27 ( – The Catholic Diocese of Fargo North Dakota has embarked on a newspaper, billboard and parish bulletin ad campaign to educate women about the abortion-breast cancer link. The ads contain the web address and the toll free number for the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, an international women’s organization whose purpose is to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.

An April 23 press release from the diocese indicates that this ad campaign coincides with a lawsuit against a Fargo abortion provider, the Red River Women’s Clinic, which had been distributing a pamphlet to its clients containing false and misleading statements about the research concerning the abortion-breast cancer link. A statement from the pamphlet reads:  “Anti-abortion activists claim that having an abortion increases the risk of developing breast cancer and endangers future childbearing. None of these claims are supported by medical research or established medical organizations.” The plaintiff, Amy Jo Mattson,  alleges false advertising and is seeking injunctive relief.

Currently, 27 out of 33 worldwide studies, and 13 out of 14 American studies, associate induced abortion with an increased risk of breast cancer.

(with files from Pro-Life Info-Net)


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