BEIJING, October 13, 2005 ( – Chinese state media has reported a sharp increase in the number of cases of breast cancer in China in the last ten years. According to official statistics from the Ministry of Health, about 40% more women are dying from breast cancer and the disease is striking women at younger ages than ever before.

According to the officially released statistics reported in China Daily, the fatality rate of breast cancer rose 38.7 percent for women living in urban areas and 39.1 percent for rural women between 1991 and 2000.

Xu Guangwei of the China Anti-Cancer Association put the increase down to stress and greater consumption of fatty food, which have been linked to cancer in many studies. A much easier explanation, however, is the communist country’s obsession with limiting its population with abortion. The link between abortion and instances of breast cancer is much better documented than that between stress and cancer.

The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer points out that an identical increase in breast cancer in US women was found between the mid-1980’s and 1998, “the increase took place entirely within the Roe v. Wade generation – the group of women who were under age 40 in 1973 when abortion was legalized.”

Karen Malec, the group’s spokesman said, “The Chinese government, like the American government, isn’t telling women why they’re getting more breast cancers. Here’s a little clue for the Chinese and U.S. governments. Nations that prohibit abortion (like Ireland and Poland) have significantly lower breast cancer rates.”

The connection between abortion and breast cancer, though verifiable in many studies, has been assiduously blocked, says the Coalition, for years because of politics. Most national medical associations and physicians’ organizations have accepted abortion as a great boon to women’s health and routinely accuse any report finding otherwise of “political” bias.

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