Some doctors admit abortion/breast cancer link

Dr. Angela Lafranchi, a medical school professor, on the medical community’s silence regarding the abortion-breast cancer link:

“(s)ome (doctors) have been straightforward and said they know it is a risk factor but felt it was ‘too political’ to speak about. Others have been evasive…. Some have been openly hostile…. Some initially hostile doctors… debated it with me and have changed their minds…. “(t)here is overwhelming and convincing evidence that abortion and breast cancer are linked, along with a well-described biologic mechanism. Twenty-eight out of 37 studies have shown this and women still don’t know. Not only embarrassment and denial, but also fear of malpractice litigation causes doctors to continue to ignore these data. How can an abortionist not be held liable for increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer and not telling her?”

Malec, Karen. “The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link: How Politics Trumped Science and Informed Consent.” Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons 8(2), Summer 2003, pp. 41-45.

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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