TUCSON, Arizona, August 23, 2002 ( – The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Jane Orient, has sent an email to Self Magazine accusing its editors of misrepresenting existing research on the abortion-breast cancer link. The Coaliton on Abortion/Breast Cancer says Dr. Orient sent her letter after reading the group’s July 25 press release citing the magazine for bias.  “There is strong evidence that induced abortion, especially of a first pregnancy, increases the risk of breast cancer,” Dr. Orient writes in her letter. “This is a simple observation from the vast majority of studies on the issue. The ideological issue is whether women should be told of this possibility, as well as many other potential adverse effects of abortion. Some women might choose not to have the abortion. Those who already had an abortion might choose more frequent mammography. Your journal appears to be on the side of cover-up rather than full disclosure.”  To visit the website of Abortion/Breast Cancer and for Dr. Orient’s contact information, see:


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