A friend recently posted on her Facebook profile that she saw the bumper sticker "Abortion causes breast cancer," and she wanted to know if there was any truth in that statement. I, of course, chimed in that no, that statement is not true. Then I wondered, "Who the hell puts a bumper sticker like that on their car? You know where else you can buy this bumper sticker? Well, the Abortion Breast Cancer Coalition also sells them. Yep, there's actually a coalition devoted to selling the myth that abortion causes cancer.
Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk
Do abortions cause breast cancer? - Skeptics Stack Exchange
Senior government minister Eric Abetz has drawn a link between abortion and breast cancer in a television interview. Senator Abetz, the leader of the government in the upper house and the Employment Minister, made the comments on Channel Ten program The Project on Thursday night when asked if he believed the "factually incorrect" statement that abortion leads to breast cancer. Senator Eric Abetz says studies have drawn a link between abortion and breast cancer. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen.
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Miscarriages and abortions have been repeatedly linked to a significant and substantial increase in the risk of breast cancer. The rate of breast cancer is rising rapidly in the United States, Figure 1 and in many other countries around the world. What is the cause of this sudden surge in the breast cancer rate? Recent, reputable, and repeated medical research indicates that it may be abortion. Abortion of a first pregnancy interrupts the growth and changes which enable the breast to produce milk, leaving the breast at a heightened risk of cancer.
New Hampshire's Tea Party-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would mandate a hour waiting period before an abortion and require doctors to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer. The bill , sponsored by Rep. Jeanine Notter R-Merrimack , was immediately condemned by Democratic leaders, who it would require false information to be spread by doctors to patients. There is no proven breast cancer link to abortion, according to the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society. Notter could not be reached for comment Wednesday, but has said in the past she believes there is an abortion-cancer connection.