Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 7 years ago

abortion causes cancer new study says?

A new study says abortion causes cancer

They’re the carcinogens you won’t read much about in the establishment media: birth-control pills and abortion.

The evidence linking hormones and breast cancer just keeps pouring in. What kind of hormones? Those found in birth-control pills and those associated with abortions.

The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported Feb. 27 the rate of metastatic breast cancer in women ages 25 to 39 nearly doubled between 1976 and 2009, from 1.53 to 2.9 per 100,000.

The American Council on Science and Health calls the increase “slight.” But Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, points out there has been no corresponding increase in older women.

Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, said it was “utterly stunning” that JAMA lead author Rebecca Johnson’s team called the increased incidence in advanced cancers among young women “small.”

“That’s a nearly doubled increase in the incidence of a disease with a mean five-year fatality rate of 69 percent,” she said. “By contrast, the mean five-year fatality rate among women with breast cancers that have not spread to distant sites is 13.2 percent.”

And what distinguishes the younger women from the older? The sexual revolution, says Orient.

“Young women in huge numbers have taken higher doses of hormones than their menopausal sisters – in birth-control pills,” she said.

7 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    The JAMA article doesn't link abortion and breast cancer, because there is no link, You have taken different statistics and extrapolated a faulty conclusion,

  • John
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    Well, since you did not bother to ask a question I have one. Why would anyone take medical advice from a moron like Rush Limbaugh?

    This was supposedly reported on Feb. 25th, today is only the 8th. How “recent” is this?

    If you care anything about the truth do independent research from reputable sources.

  • 7 years ago

    If an interrupted pregnancy increases the risk of breast cancer, then a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy would have the same effect. Miscarriages are very common, affecting 15-20% of all pregnancies in the U.S. So you can't just point the finger at abortion as causing an increase in breast cancer. The JAMA article itself suggests that birth control hormones (not abortion) may be causing the increased risk since they have been readily available since 1975.

  • 7 years ago

    There is nothing linking abortion to breast cancer here.

    The slight increase in risk from taking hormonal birth control has been known for decades.

    It was something I considered in the 1970 - 80's.

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  • april
    Lv 7
    7 years ago


    scientific research studies have not found a cause-and-effect relationship between abortion and breast cancer.

    Of course, we can't leave out the pro lifers, nonesistent study trying to scare women: is not a legit website

    I can't see how you actually read anything on there.. It's a fan base. You can get your rush limbaugh email account there!

    Try the brain, it's wonderful...

    Did you know your exact quote is on almost every pro life website? couldn't find it on limbaugh's site..

  • Tink
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    It's a shame there isn't a single fact in your rhetorical question.

  • 7 years ago


    It is not proved .


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