Politics, consent and ABC article

Press Release
Contact: Karen Malec
For Immediate Release
Date: June 3, 2003

MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE DENOUNCES BIAS OF SCIENTISTS / PRESIDENT OF COALITION ON ABORTION/BREAST CANCER AUTHORS ARTICLE

The president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, Karen Malec, announced the publication of her article discussing the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, a publication of the Tucson based Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). The article is entitled, "The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link: How Politics Trumped Science and Informed Consent," is published on the AAPS Web site at < http://www.jpands.org/jpands0802.htm >.

The article discusses the epidemiologic evidence of an ABC link; the silence and denial of the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association and women's groups; media bias; the bitter opposition of pro-abortion politicians; the implications for patient care; and medical malpractice issues.