For Immediate Release
Date: May 23, 2003
Women’s Group Applauds Informed Consent Legislation:
Says It Shows Loss of Credibility for National Cancer Institute
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, a women’s organization, responded enthusiastically to news that the Texas state legislature passed informed consent legislation requiring physicians to inform abortion-bound women about the increased risk of breast cancer associated with the procedure. Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign it.
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition commented, "We applaud the efforts of Texas legislators to protect the health of young adolescents and women from the profiteering of abortion providers. Women procuring abortions have a right to receive accurate information about all risks associated with abortion. Women can’t be considered decision-makers as long as efforts to falsely persuade them of the supposed safety of abortion continue."
Passage of the bill reveals that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and private cancer organizations have lost credibility among Texas legislators as a result of their efforts to conceal an abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link. In February, the NCI and a group of scientists whose careers rely on the federal government for grants, swept under the rug 46 years of evidence which overwhelmingly supports a cause and effect relationship.
Sixteen out of 17 statistically significant studies, including a prospective study report risk elevations. [1-17] An animal study and a never refuted biological explanation also support an ABC link. 
Other organizations, which recognize an ABC link, despite the government’s propaganda, include (but are not limited to) Focus on the Family, Concerned Women for America and the American Family Association.
"Five medical organizations aren’t going along with the government’s half century long cover-up either," said Mrs. Malec.  It takes political courage to recognize a causal relationship. Telling women their abortions might lead to breast cancer isn’t good for the fundraising business, but it encourages women at risk to be vigilant about seeking early detection and adopting risk reduction measures, and it protects our abortion-bound youths."
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.
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