Women's Group Disgusted by Mayo Clinic's Misinformation about Abortion-Cancer Link
"Shame on Mayo Clinic for misinforming women about the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link!" declared Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. "Women's lives are more important than Mayo's federal funding!"
Mayo's website says, "There's no credible evidence of a link between induced abortion and breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute." 1 Mayo's staff gave this response to a Wisconsin woman who asked if there was a relationship between abortion and the disease.
Mayo Clinic's cancer research program receives federal funding and must, therefore, toe Big Brother's party line by denying an ABC link. Malec explained:
"The federal government funds most of the cancer research in the U.S. through its agency, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI concealed the existence of extensive research dating from 1957 and now expects women to believe there is no link.
"Experts at the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute have heard complaints from federally funded scientists who say that the NCI is leaning on them not to acknowledge an ABC link or to participate in research showing a link. The NCI rigorously enforces its ideology among scientists.
"Mayo Clinic is a participant in the National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers Program. One would expect the leaders of a federally funded cancer research facility to be reluctant to risk sabotaging their research program by blowing the whistle on a government cover-up.
"If Mayo Clinic's staff had told the truth about the ABC link, they might have helped post-abortive women to prevent the disease by encouraging them to adopt risk-reduction strategies. They might have saved the lives of countless abortion-bound adolescents and college-age women.
"How many women must die because of ethically-challenged wimps who don't have enough backbone to stand up to the federal government?"
Even the NCI acknowledges that childbearing reduces breast cancer risk. Common sense says that the woman who has an abortion, therefore, has a greater risk than does the woman who has a baby.
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.