Patty Knap calls herself a “born again” Catholic. She planned to be a wife and mother of four or five kids with several girls, but as life played out, she’s a single mom with two young adult boys. She counsels at a crisis pregnancy center, teaches CCD, takes online classes with the Avila Institute, and loves the beach, dalmatians, and America’s national parks. She also saves recipes in a pile until it gets big and then throws them out.
Blogs | Oct. 5, 2015
Abortion is the Primary Preventable Risk Factor for Breast Cancer
Once again a nationwide media blitz is again underway, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, with the stated purpose of making us all more aware of the causes and risks of breast cancer. Yet while claiming to be compassionate about women's health, the mainstream news outlets (and incredibly, many breast cancer groups) continue to intentionally omit the number one preventable risk factor for breast cancer: abortion.
That's right: abortion. A woman can't change her family history; that's not a preventable risk factor. But a woman can choose not to have an abortion, if she's given all the facts to make an informed decision. And the fact is that dozens of studies across the world have shown a correlation between having an abortion and later developing breast cancer — 14 such studies in the past seven years alone.
This month, during what I call “Breast Cancer Hypocrisy Month”, we'll be bombarded with pink-emblazoned TV reports, articles in "women's" magazines, pamphlets in doctor's offices, brochures given out in high schools and colleges, announcements about all sorts of local fundraisers for national and local breast cancer "research" groups. Yet overwhelmingly this supposedly "educational" information for women leaves out the primary preventable risk factor.
Why? Apparently, the mainstream media's mantra of "pro-choice" overrides the interest of women's health. These news reports and articles detail every possible risk from diet, weight, use of alcohol, electromagnetic fields (questionable, at best), race, national heritage, age, and so on, but refuse to go near the abortion factor. Only the pro-life media have been truthfully educating young women about all the risk factors. The abortion industry, raking in millions of dollars each year by deceiving young women into abortion, clearly has a vested interest in denying women this, simply because it would cut into their business. (Same goes for refusing to show them an ultrasound — the self-evident truth of the humanity of the unborn child — but that's another issue.) They call it a 'choice,' but if you don't give women all the relevant information to make an informed choice, it's not a choice. It's a deception.
Another preventable risk factor for breast cancer is use of the birth control pill. Again, there is big-time hypocrisy on this from not only the abortionists, but from cancer groups too. Most cancer and breast cancer groups, as well as the media, refuse to go near this link. And of course, many of our young women are both using oral contraceptives and having abortions.
It's tragic enough when abortionists don't tell women about the breast cancer link, but for them to blast us with incomplete and therefore false information is hypocritical. Groups such as the National Breast Cancer Foundation which are promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month don't mention the word abortion, even once, in their detailed site info on risks, facts and myths. The American society mocks a single Denmark study, citing it with this dismissive comment: "After adjusting for known breast cancer risk factors, the researchers found that induced abortion had no overall effect on the risk of breast cancer. The size of this study and the manner in which it was done provide good evidence that induced abortion does not affect a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer."
Hypocritically, they don't even refer to the dozens of studies in numerous countries over the past thirty years conclusively finding a strong correlation between abortion and breast cancer. As reported in the Oct. 15 Breast Cancer Prevention Institute's newsletter (www.bcpinstitute.org), there is now a "tsunami of Asian studies that have sadly confirmed that the ABC (abortion-breast cancer link) is real and has spread to Asia, with a predictably staggering impact on millions of Asian women". Depending on the number of abortions and other factors, the risk found is up to a 2000% increase over never having had an abortion. Yet "Western medical authorities have totally ignored this new body of research," continuing to refer to the same one or two small and flawed studies from the 1990s.
Of course this does not mean every woman who gets breast cancer had an abortion. But the fact remains that the number one avoidable risk factor for breast cancer is not being included in the bombardment of breast cancer info — and that is a huge disservice to women. It's breast cancer hypocrisy to list such smaller risk factors as weight, exercise, alcohol, etc. without including abortion. The media blackout on this issue is appalling.
To learn more, visit the website of the Breast Cancer Institute: http://www.bcpinstitute.org.