Illinois Lawmakers Informed of Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

On October 28, 1999 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer sponsored a legislative briefing for Illinois lawmakers at the State of Illinois James R. Thompson Building. Dr. Joel Brind, the President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, was one of two featured speakers at the briefing, which was well-attended by federal and state legislators, as well as members of the media. Dr. Brind informed lawmakers of the medical research linking Induced abortion with an increased risk of breast cancer. Dr. Brind has been doing research on the connection between reproductive hormones and human disease, including breast cancer, since 1982. While surveying the worldwide studies on breast cancer, he discovered the research on abortion-breast cancer link. As of this date, he has identified 26 out of 32 worldwide studies which show a connection between induced abortion and breast cancer. Dr.

New England Journal of Medicine Recognizes Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

It has been forty-three years since the first study on the abortion-breast cancer link was published in 1957. This was a study published in an English language publication, GANN, and it reported a 160% elevated risk of breast cancer among Japanese women following induced abortion. (Segi et al. (1957) GANN 48 (Suppl):1-63]. Subsequently, the World Health Organization published its study in 1970 and said that the results "suggested increased risk associated with abortion -- contrary to the reduction in risk associated with full-term births." [MacMahon B, et al. Bull Wld Health Org (1970); 43-209-21]. In 1980 Russo and Russo published the results of their study involving laboratory rats which confirmed a relationship between abortion and increased risk of breast cancer. [Russo & Russo (1980) Am J. Pathol 100:497-512].

Abortion explains rise in breast cancer

Scientist Says “Abortion Explains Entire Rise in Breast Cancer since mid 1980’s,” (Source: The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer) November, 2002.

Last year an annual report on the state of cancer in the U.S. from 1973 to 1998 was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). [1] The National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control collaborated on it. Breast cancer statistics revealed a more than 40% jump in incidence of the disease during that period.

The increase since the mid 1980’s, however, was limited to younger women (not older women) - those young enough to have had abortions when the procedure was legalized in 1973. A similar disparity between age groups exists in Marin County, California which has the highest incidence of breast cancer in the nation. [2]

Catholic Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota Embarks on ad campaign to educate women about Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

A coalition led by Rachelle Sauvageau, the director of the Pro-Life Office for the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota, has embarked on a newspaper, billboard and parish bulletin ad campaign to educate women about the abortion-breast cancer link. The ads contain the web address and the toll free number for the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, an international women's organization whose purpose is to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer. 

This ad campaign coincides with a lawsuit against a Fargo abortion provider, the Red River Women's Clinic, which had been distributing a pamphlet to its clients containing false and misleading statements about the research concerning the abortion-breast cancer link. The statement from the pamphlet says, "Anti-abortion activists claim that having an abortion increases the risk of developing breast cancer and endangers future childbearing. None of these claims are supported by medical research or established medical organizations." The plaintiff, Amy Jo Mattson, alleges false advertising and is seeking injunctive relief.

Senate Resolution 8 Defeated By Slim Margin

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, May 30, 2001 (RFM NEWS) On Tuesday, Senate Resolution 8 failed to pass the Illinois Senate.

Introduced by gubernatorial candidate, state Senator Patrick J. O'Malley [R-18, Palos Park], the Resolution would have created a five member task force to study the possible link between abortion and breast cancer.

Resolution 8, which needed 30 yes votes for passage, fell three votes short, by a margin of 27 (y) - 20 (n) - 1(p). Three Senators who were expected to vote yes missed the roll call vote on Senate Resolution 8, leaving the initiative to face a precarious future.

"This is not a pro-life issue and this is not a pro-choice issue," said Karen Malec, coordinator of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer and herself a cancer survivor. "Resolution 8 is about informing women of the overwhelming scientific information available on the subject. Who knows how many lives the suppression of this information might cost."

World Net Daily Poll Reveals Opinions About Cover-Up

September 17, 2001

A poll conducted by World Net Daily addressing the question of a cover-up of the abortion-breast cancer research reported that 87.89% respondents agreed with the statement that the link between the disease and abortion was being “soft-pedaled” for political purposes. The poll was conducted on September 11, 2001 and asked the question, “Is the link between breast cancer and abortion being soft-pedaled for political purposes?” The results of the poll are shown below.

ABC cover-up poll

 

Yes 87.89% (740)

Possibly 6.29% (53)

No 3.21% (27)

Don't know 2.38% (20)

Not sure 0.24% (2)

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TOTAL VOTES: 842

Ob/Gyn’s and Two Hospitals Informed of their Potential Legal Liability

Christ Hospital, located in Oak Lawn, Illinois, made the national news in the Fall of 1999 because of its involvement with live-birth abortions. Second trimester abortions are being performed there, and the babies which are born alive are left to die, sometimes in the room for soiled laundry. The hospital’s affiliate, Lutheran General Hospital, located in Park Ridge, Illinois also performs abortions. The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer mailed more than a 100 “Dear Doctor” letters to the hospitals and the ob/gyn’s on their staffs and explained to them their legal obligation to inform women of the abortion-breast cancer link. In addition, Dr. Charles Gallina, Executive Director of STOPP Planned Parenthood for Illinois, mailed 62 of our “Dear Doctor” letters via certified mail to physicians in the Springfield, Illinois area. This letter can be found on our web site, and we encourage other individuals and groups to mail the letter to the physicians in their area.

Abortion - breast cancer personal injury lawsuit

Dear Friends:

Australian attorney, Charles Francis, authored an article for the Winter 2003 issue of NLA Review, a publication of the National Lawyers Association. Francis is believed to have won the world’s first known abortion-breast cancer settlements. We are sharing his article with you.

Francis made two particularly important observations in his article. First, he quoted Justice Cardozo who said that:

"[e]very human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body; and a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient’s consent commits an assault for which he is liable in damages."

Francis wrote that Cardozo’s words are "still respectfully quoted as correctly summarising the law on this topic." He further observed that physicians are obliged to inform their patients of all material risks associated with a particular surgical procedure, even though it might not be the "self-created custom" of physicians to do so. He explained:

Legislator calls for abortion breast cancer task force

Ohio State Representative Calls For Abortion-Breast Cancer Task Force

Ohio State Representative Jean Schmidt announced her intentions to introduce a resolution which would create an Abortion-Breast Cancer Task Force. The measure was modeled after Illinois Senate Resolution 8 introduced by State Senator Patrick O’Malley in 2000. Its purpose would be to examine the 37 epidemiological studies published over the last 45 years which have explored a relationship between induced abortion and the disease and to study the available biological evidence supporting a causal relationship. Twenty-eight of the studies thus far have implicated abortion as a risk factor. 

Members of the task force would be charged with the duty to make recommendations to the legislature on how to create greater awareness of the abortion-breast cancer link. 

Schmidt promised to sponsor legislation requiring doctors to inform abortion bound women about the research if the task force concludes that there is a causal relationship. 

The House speaker would be required to appoint all members of the task force, except the minority member. 

Coalition Joins Hands with Australian Organization, Endeavour Forum

The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is pleased to announce that on December 10, 1999 it joined hands with Endeavour Forum, located in Toorak, Victoria, Australia. Babette Francis, National and Overseas Coordinator for Endeavour Forum, met with the coalition’s leaders at a hotel near O’Hare International Airport. Babette and her husband, Charles, have been spreading the word about the abortion-breast cancer link for a number of years. Charles Francis, a personal injury attorney, won a lawsuit in 1999 against a general practitioner who referred his client for an abortion, as well as the abortion clinic, the physician who performed the abortion and the clinic counselor. His client claimed that she suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the abortion and that she had not been counseled properly before the abortion.

Physician changes mind on ABC link

British Physician, Thomas Stuttaford, Does About-Face on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

June 19, 2001

It was only last year in an August 14, 2000 issue of The Times that Thomas Stuttaford, M.D. authored an article entitled, “Can Abortions Be Linked to Breast Cancer?” In this article, Dr. Stuttaford reassured British women that abortion is a safe procedure. He declared that, “As yet there is no evidence of a causative link between abortion and breast cancer,” and he incorrectly added that “none has been claimed by Professor (Joel) Brind.”

Less than a year later, on May 17, 2001 Stuttaford authored another article for The Times in which he revealed that he had reversed his position on the abortion-breast cancer research. In an article entitled “Fresh Line of Attack,” he wrote that:

“Breast cancer is diagnosed in 33,000 women in the U.K. each year; of these, an unusually high proportion had an abortion before eventually starting a family. Such women are up to four times more likely to develop breast cancer.

British research indicates abortion doubles breast cancer risk

British Study: Half of Expected Breast Cancer Cases "Attributable to Abortion"

London, England: British researchers from the Populations and Pensions Research Institution, an independent group of statisticians, reported that women who procure abortions double their risks of breast cancer, said The Age (England) on December 4, 2001. 

The incidences of breast cancer and abortion in Finland, Sweden and Great Britain were examined by the statisticians who concluded that the increasing frequency of the disease was directly related to a climb in the abortion rates. 

The statisticians determined that as many as one half of the cases of breast cancer in England and Wales between 1997 and 2023 “will be attributable to abortion.” Patrick Carroll, a statistician and author, revealed that breast cancer rates in England will surge from 35,110 in 1997 to 77,000 in 2023. This dramatic increase will occur because of the large number of abortions performed before first full term pregnancy. 

Rooney letter

Dear Friends:

Researcher Brent Rooney recently brought to our attention a letter he sent to the Israeli Medical Association Journal. His letter, "Pregnancy-associated breast cancer and the Nuremberg Code," was published in January 2009. We are sharing that letter with you (below). 

First, an explanation is in order. Our readers may find the term, "pregnancy-associated breast cancer," confusing because childbearing is known to have a protective effect against breast cancer. Medical texts have long acknowledged that a first full term pregnancy (FFTP), especially an early FFTP before age 24, substantially decreases the long-term risk of breast cancer. The younger the woman is when she has her FFTP, the lower her breast cancer risk is. Having an early FFTP before age 24 is the single most important thing a woman can do to reduce her breast cancer risk.

Letter Against U.S. Senate Bill 959

July 2, 2013

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Coalition Letter Against U.S. Senate Bill 959

THOSE WISHING TO SIGN THE LETTER SHOULD CONTACT ANDY SCHLAFLY, Esq., General Counsel for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, by JULY 7, 2013 at aschlafly [at] aol.com (subject: Sign%20letter%20against%20S.%20959) ( ).

As advocates for patients, including the unborn, we oppose U.S. Senate Bill S.959 due to its very harmful impact on the ability of pregnant women to obtain affordable medication that protects against premature birth.  We also oppose S.959 for how it would vastly expand the power of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to write new regulations, which would likely include new interference by the FDA with adult stem cell treatments.

Commentary on New York Times report

COMMENTARY ON NEW YORK TIMES REPORTING
OF THE ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LINK

The New York Times has never cared to tell women the following inconvenient facts.

First, National Cancer Institute branch chief Louise Brinton acknowledged a second breast cancer risk associated with abortion in last year's study, Dolle et al. (by leaving the breasts with more places for cancers to start). [1]

Microbiologist Dr. Gerard Nadal is blowing the lid off the NCI's and Dr. Brinton's cover-up of the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link with daily articles on his blog. See: http://gerardnadal.com/category/breast-cancer/

Second, the NCI, which has a record of publishing outright lies and making misleading statements about the ABC link on its website, has been accused of malfeasance on numerous occasions (which include accusations from Senator Tom Coburn, MD). The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, some scientists and physicians organizations called for a Congressional investigation in January 2010. [2]

The Pill: The Mainstream Media Misrepresents Its Danger

U.S. Journalists 'Celebrate' a Carcinogen's Birthday / British Scientists Shill for the Pill

by Karen Malec, President, Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

Karen Malec is a frequent contributor to RFFM.org.  Malec is the Founder and President of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer.

A free press and the dissemination of accurate information are among the elements needed for the continuation of a democratic republic. A free people must be educated and have access to truthful information in order to make decisions about the issues of the day, choose worthy candidates for office, participate in the legislative process and promote the common good.

One of the marks of a totalitarian government is one in which the flow of information is tightly controlled so that the attitudes and beliefs of citizens can be formed in a way that benefits the powerful. When journalists in a free society omit or misrepresent scientific evidence that is critical for making life-or-death health decisions, they violate a fundamental human right. Indeed, having the right to protect one's own life trumps every other right.

Video about Dolle team study

Dear Friends:

We need your help, so please be sure to read our Action Items at the end of this message!

We are excited about our new YouTube video reporting on the study, Dolle et al. 2009, in which U.S. National Cancer Institute scientist Louise Brinton and Dr. Janet Daling of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center appear as co-authors.

Dolle's team reported significant risk increases for women with abortions and users of oral contraceptives nine months ago, but the National Cancer Institute and cancer fundraising businesses have made no efforts to issue nationwide warnings to women.