COALITION ON ABORTION/BREAST CANCER SAYS THAT WOMEN HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LINK
"We encourage news reporters and editors to inform women about all risk factors related to breast cancer when covering the Avon breast cancer awareness walk on Father's Day, Sunday," said Karen Malec, coordinator of the Abortion/Breast Cancer Coalition. “We think that women have the right to know that 27 out of 33 worldwide studies have linked abortion with breast cancer. This information, which has been available since 1957, has been withheld from women for too long.”
Friday, June 16th is the start of Chicago’s participation in the Avon Breast Cancer Three Days Walk, as part of a national series of unique fundraising events taking place in the months from May to October in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Chicago. An estimated 20,000 people will walk up to 60 miles to raise money and public awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
Mrs. Malec said, “Last year Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D. sent a letter to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives and called abortion a ‘health care time-bomb.’ It has been conservatively estimated that an additional 5,000 to 8,000 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer due to their earlier abortions. Twenty years from now it is believed that there will be an additional 40,000 to 50,000 cases a year due to previous abortions. Will our health care system be able to cope with this?”
Mrs. Malec added that “The Avon Foundation should be commended for their fundraising crusade in bringing this issue to the public’s notice. We would hope that all organizations striving to seek answers to the tragedy of breast cancer disease would also be forthcoming with women regarding the abortion-breast cancer link.”