Woman Sues Planned Parenthood After Botched Abortion Requires Hysterectomy. Thanks to Alexa at this wonderful abortion and birthstory blog, just discovered, although it may be listed by Emily at left, below. Congrats, Alexa, on the birth of Tyler Rayne Jan. 13!
One thing, though, I notice you have a link to the American Cancer Society. You might want to check out the site for the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. Emily wrote about this awhile ago.
When I researched this last May, I found these sources which say that abortion increases breast cancer risk, while the American Cancer Society flatly denies it:
1. 27 out of 33 worldwide studies (17 statistically significant)
2. 13 out of 14 American studies (8 statistically significant)
3. American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Facts and Figures, 1996”
4. Phyllis Wingo (a CDC researcher prior to working for American Cancer Society and doing an about-face), and 3 other epidemiologists (including Bruce Stadel, National Institutes of Health)
5. Dr. Janet Daling (pro-choice), 1994 NCI Journal: "If politics gets involved in science, it will really hold back the progress we make. I have three sisters with breast cancer, and I resent people messing with the scientific data to further their own agenda, be they pro-choice or pro-life. I would have loved to have found no association between breast cancer and abortion, but our research is rock solid, and our data is accurate. It's not a matter of believing. It's a matter of what is."
6. Dr. Joel Brind, Baruch College endocrinologist, president of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
7. Dr. Clark Heath, as a Vice President for the American Cancer Society
8. New England Journal of Medicine article by Katrina Armstrong
9. Harvard’s Dr. Brian MacMahon, Dr. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, et al.; International Journal of Cancer
10. Dr. Lynn Rosenberg, a Boston University Medical School epidemiologist
11. Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S., breast cancer surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
12. Dr. Jane Orient, M.D., executive director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
13. National Physicians Center for Family Resources
14. American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
15. Catholic Medical Association
16. 28 Congressmen, including Rep. Dave Weldon, M.D., Rep. Tom Coburn, M.D. and Rep. Chris Smith
The ACS' denial is right there on the ACS website:...But what they don't tell you is that 26 interview-based studies citing increased breast cancer risk were tested by several teams of scientists for recall bias, and no team currently claims to have found any credible evidence of this bias. One study, Howe et al. 1989, ruled out any possibility of recall bias because researchers used medical records and matched them to fetal death certificates. They did not use interviews. Yet Howe et al. found a statistically significant 90% increased risk.
They also claim this: "[One of the] Factors with Uncertain, Controversial, or Unproven Effect on Breast Cancer Risk: Induced abortion. Several studies have provided very strong data that induced abortions have no overall effect on the risk of breast cancer."
Just a thought, Alexa. I figured you'd want to know.