December 12th, 2007 03:56 EST
How to Reduce Rates of Breast Cancer, Premature Birth
Two letters published this month in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons show how the exceptionally high rates of breast cancer and premature birth can be reduced in the U.S. [1,2]
The first letter by Brent Rooney and William Johnston reports that Poland dramatically reduced its rates of premature birth, maternal mortality and infant mortality within a few years after its abortion rate declined by 98% between 1989 and 1993 (as a result of the passage of restrictive abortion laws). The authors predict that U.S. rates of premature birth and breast cancer will decline if a similar decline in the abortion rate takes place.
The authors said no published animal studies exist that prove the safety of vacuum aspiration (VA) abortion. Noting that that makes abortion on women medically unethical, the authors wrote, "Thus, as of 2007, VA is an unproven experimental procedure."
The second letter, by Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, discusses Patrick Carroll's earlier research [3,4], which showed that abortion is the "best predictor of breast cancer" and fertility is the second-best predictor.
Carroll's correlational research provides key evidence because it shows the impact of the abortion-cancer link on the community at-large. Abortion is a common exposure, and breast cancer is a common disease.
Therefore, to establish that the link exists, scientists must see its impact in the population at-large.
Malec observed that different avenues of research - biological, epidemiological and experimental - all point in the same direction to an abortion-breast cancer link.
She said no one has challenged Dr. Joel Brind's conclusions in his 2005 review of 10 studies that the abortion industry uses to dismiss the cancer link.  Brind proved that ideological opponents of the link in the scientific community have authored seriously flawed studies that have been used to mislead the public.
"Women are the medical establishment's guinea pigs," declared Malec. "We have been fed a pack of lies about the safety of abortion and the use of hormonal contraceptives."
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
References available online here