Breast Cancer Rates Reach Nearly 275,000 Cases / Deaths Increase
Cancer Fundraising Businesses Not Interested in Prevention, Still Lying About Abortion-Cancer Link

Karen Malec
February 20, 2006
Reproduced with Permission
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

The cancer fundraising industry expects 5,170 more breast cancer cases and 560 more deaths than last year. The total number of anticipated cases for 2006 is 274,900 cases (invasive and in-situ). Breast cancer deaths are expected to reach 40,970 cases.

Little has been done to promote cancer prevention, although the most effective way to reduce risk is to have more children, starting before age 24 and breastfeed longer.1

Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, blamed the government's National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the feminist-led, cancer fundraising industry for lying about the abortion-cancer link and, until recently, withholding evidence of a link to use of steroidal estrogens (used in oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy).

Harvard researchers showed two decades ago that increased childbearing, starting at an earlier age, decreases risk.2,3 The Henderson Lecture established in 1988 that oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy raise risk4. Women weren't informed about the risk of using these drugs until 2002. Research dating to 1957 supports an abortion-cancer link.5,6

Addressing the cancer establishment, Malec said, "Women want to prevent cancer more than they want a cure. How many dead women does it take to fill your coffers?"

The NCI and cancer fundraising businesses (some of whose leaders once worked for Planned Parenthood or other abortion clinics) are more interested in protecting the abortion industry's interests than saving women's lives.

In 2003, the NCI conducted a sham workshop that was widely used to mislead the public about the abortion-cancer link.7 Some experts say that the agency has even pressured government-funded scientists not to report positive findings of a link and that a few severely flawed studies are being used to discredit a much larger, diverse body of research supporting an abortion-cancer link.(6),(7),8,9,10,11,12

Six medical groups and a bioethics journal recognize the abortion-cancer link.13

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.


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13 A cause-effect relationship was acknowledged in the journal Ethics and Medics (Dec. 2004). The following medical groups acknowledged the link: the National Physicians Center for Family Resources, MaterCare International, Catholic Medical Association, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Polycarp Research Institute, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute. [Back]