Politics Leads Royal College of OB/GYNs to Cover Up Abortion-Cancer Link

Thu Oct 7, 2004 - 12:15 pm EST

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill, October 7, 2004 ( - Following political pressure, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) has reversed its admission in 2000 that the overwhelming research demonstrating a link between abortion and breast cancer “could not be disregarded.” The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer has condemned a new statement from the RCOG saying, “Induced abortion is not associated with an increased breast cancer risk.”“Five months after the 2000 guidelines were published,” said Karen Malec, president of the coalition, “some left-leaning journalists, unconcerned about escalating breast cancer rates, turned up the political heat. The RCOG quietly removed the offending guideline. That shows what the RCOG was willing to reveal when its leaders believed it was politically safe to do so.”  There are recognized and contested breast cancer risks of abortion. Recognized reproductive risk factors include: childlessness, small family size, delayed first full term pregnancy (FFTP) and little or no breastfeeding. Such childbearing patterns account for at least 50 percent of all breast cancer cases in developed nations. Nevertheless, the RCOG declined to finger abortion as a cause of breast cancer.  “Any doctor or medical group that denies a cause-effect relationship is either lying or is uninformed,” said Mrs. Malec. “The words, ‘Abortion raises breast cancer risk,’ stick in the throats of abortion enthusiasts. Like the tobacco industry whose executives put financial interests above human lives, abortion zealots would rather see thousands die than harm their industry.”  See annotated argumentation of the ABC link from the Coalition website:

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