Is there really a link between abortion and breast cancer?
Responding dismissively to studies correlating abortion with breast cancer, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists replied, “…women who have had an abortion or a miscarriage have the same risk of developing breast cancer … as women who have not.”
But merging miscarriage data with abortion data is bad science. Induced abortion and miscarriage are fundamentally different kinds of biological events. A miscarriage is a pregnancy that the body cannot naturally sustain. Often this means that the high quantities of pro-gestational hormones needed are not present to cause breast cell replication.
Conversely, induced abortion deals with a healthy pregnancy abruptly cut short. Healthy pregnancy comes with exponential increases in hormone levels triggering breast cell replication. Induced abortion leaves those new breast cells immature, or ‘undifferentiated,’ the kind of cells more susceptible to carcinogens.
Scores of peer-reviewed medical journal articles worldwide have found this link between abortion and breast cancer.
Interested in learning more?
- “Specifically, older age, family history of breast cancer, earlier menarche age, induced abortion, and oral contraceptive use were associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. “ Risk Factors for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Women Under the Age of 45 Years – American Association for Cancer Research
- The Breast Cancer Epidemic: Modeling and Forecasts Based on Abortion and Other Risk Factors – Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
- Know Your ABCs: The Abortion Breast Cancer Link – American College of Pediatrics
- Breast Cancer and Induced Abortion: A Comprehensive Review of Breast Development and Pathophysiology, the Epidemiologic Literature, and Proposal for Creation of Databanks to Elucidate All – Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
- Breast Cancer Risk Factors – Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
- “If politics gets involved in science, it will really hold back the progress that we make. I have three sisters with breast cancer, and I resent people messing with the scientific data to further their own agenda, be they pro-choice or pro-life. I would have loved to have found no association between breast cancer and abortion, but our research is rock solid, and our data is accurate. It’s not a matter of believing, it’s a matter of what is.” Janet Daling of the National Cancer Institute, authored a study in the mid-1990s that confirmed the ABC link
- The breast cancer epidemic: 10 facts – The Taylor and Francis Group
- Peer-reviewed Medical Journal Articles from India and Pakistan
- Risk profile for breast carcinoma and tumour histopathology of medical uninsured patients in Pakistan
- Breast Cancer Risk Factor Profile in Indian Women
- ASSOCIATION OF LIFESTYLE VARIABLES WITH THE NOVEL MUTATION OF BRCA1 GENE IN BREAST CANCER: A CASECONTROL STUDY AMONG THE BENGALEE HINDU FEMALES OF WEST BENGAL, INDIA.
- Risk factors of female breast carcinoma: A case control study at Puducherry
- Hormone Related Risk Factors and Breast Cancer: Hospital Based Case Control Study from India
- BREAST CANCER AND SOME EPIDEMIOLOGICAL FACTORS: A HOSPITAL BASED STUDY
- Reproductive factors and breast cancer: A case-control study in tertiary care hospital of North India
- Assessment of Epidemiological Factors Associated with Breast Cancer
- A Study on Risk Factors of Breast Cancer Among Patients Attending the Tertiary Care Hospital, in Udupi District