The following comes from a Dec. 3 posting by Mary Davenport, M.D. on American Thinker.
Davenport practices in El Sobrante (Bay Area) and got her OB-GYN training at UC San Diego.
In the US we are used to abortion advocates claiming that the risk of elective abortion is relatively trivial, and major medical organizations denying any link between abortion and breast cancer. Now a powerful new study from China published last week by Yubei Huang and colleagues suggests otherwise. The article, a meta-analysis pooling 36 studies from 14 provinces in China, showed that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by 44% with one abortion, and 76% and 89% with two and three abortions.
This new article is another example of the recent excellent scholarship on abortion in peer-reviewed journals coming out of the People’s Republic. There is no bigger data base than China, where there are an average of 8.2 million pregnancy terminations every year, and 40 abortions for every 100 live births. Chinese researchers and physicians are unencumbered by abortion politics, and do not cover up data showing long term effects of induced abortion, as do their US counterparts in governmental, professional and consumer organizations.
Huang’s study shows an even stronger increase than the 30% higher risk found in the 1996 meta-analysis by Joel Brind and colleagues on abortion as an independent risk factor for breast cancer. The Brind meta-analysis, combining the results of 23 studies, gave a more complete view than any single study. But even though it was the most comprehensive study on the topic at the time, it was disregarded by establishment medical groups.
Brind, a professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College, is not unique in having experienced censorship of his findings for the past two decades, including at the notorious National Cancer Institute (NCI) workshop on “Early reproductive events and breast cancer” in 2003. This important workshop was manipulated by its chairperson NCI epidemiologist Louise Brinton to suppress critical information on the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link. The main speaker on abortion and breast cancer, Leslie Bernstein, who had never published on this topic, openly said “I would never be a proponent of going around and telling them (women) that having babies is the way to reduce your risk,” even though it has been an established fact, conceded by abortion proponents that this is true.
This workshop was designed to influence subsequent governmental policy, academic scholarship, physicians, and popular perception of the topic, and succeeded in doing so. It also influenced the individual life trajectories of many women who were led to believe, falsely, that an abortion decision would not have an impact on their future breast cancer risk. Because there is a lag time between abortion and the appearance of breast cancer, the effect of an abortion is not immediate for an individual. And abortion is only one of a number of factors influencing breast cancer risk, such as family history, use of hormones, and age at first childbirth. The majority of women who have breast cancer have never had an abortion. Nonetheless, there will be some women who develop breast cancer and die from it, impacted by the failure to inform them of the ABC link, or its dismissal by establishment medical and consumer groups such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Susan Komen Foundation. This is an ethical breach of huge proportions.
The new Chinese meta-analysis not only concerns the ABC link on an individual level, but also confirms the observation of statistician Patrick Carroll, who predicted the rise in breast cancer in several European countries following legalization of abortion. Again, because of the lag time between abortion and the appearance of breast cancer, the link is not immediately apparent. Carroll’s work is important because he finds that not only is induced abortion an independent risk factor for breast cancer (separate from such factors as late child-bearing) but that it is the best predictive factor for forecasting a nation’s future breast cancer rates. Nations such as China, with traditionally low breast cancer rates, are now seeing an increase, many years following their legalization of abortion.
Unfortunately, the ABC link is not unique in suffering a systematic cover-up by ideologically-driven medical organizations intent on suppressing information about complications of abortion. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in the USA, taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants annually, with a cost of 26 billion dollars. It has risen 20% in the last two decades. It causes cerebral palsy, long-term intellectual and visual handicaps, and much suffering. There are 135 studies from diverse locations world-wide that link abortion and preterm birth.
The relationship is most pronounced with multiple abortions, and very premature infants born before 28 weeks gestation, the “million dollar babies” that spend months in neonatal intensive care units. Preterm birth disproportionately affects African Americans. Yet the medical community, WHO, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) have long ignored this association in their official publications and task forces to combat the problem. Another big cover-up involves the psychological consequences of abortion, especially suicide, which are inadequately acknowledged by mainstream groups because they conflict with the propaganda-driven view of abortion as a health “benefit.”
….It is a disgrace that a more honest discourse about difficult medical topics can be found in the People’s Republic of China than in the USA…..
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Abortion does not care!
Socialist – Utopian pushers do not care!
I agree Tracy, they do not care. Their mentality is no different from a sociopath….unable to feel care or understand the gravity of what they promote….no conscience
The picture here of that baby ( it looks like he or she was aborted) and the woman….is truly a sad one….poor innocent baby….so helpless, fragile and unable to defend him or herself.
Oh, they will care soon, Tracy. Yes, not only has Socialist China killed off its women by aborting girl babies, but they are killing them off with the birth control pill (a carcinogen) and forced abortion. Now many of the men are going to other countries to find wives, who really should run when they see them coming. Russia has finally come to its senses. Will China? As the old saying goes, “It ain’t nice to fool with Mother Nature.”
A correction: Communist China.
I recently heard that the current population of California equals the amount of Chinese males who currently out number Chinese females in their population. I have also heard that the suicide rate of Chinese women is much greater than the suicide rate for Chinese men. But as I say, the Utopian pushers really do not care. This is simply the amount of fallout expected from expanding their sick cause!
And I would add, it ain’t nice to break the Ten Commandments whether one believes in them or not. Keeping them does have it rewards.
Well said and sadly true, Anne. The progressives who push for ‘what we want’ ‘what we need’ ‘what’s best for us’ really only care about what they desire – and that only for the present moment. The bleeding hearts that vote in that which facilitates this picture above, don’t want to hear about it as everything makes them cry. (Translation: easily manipulated)
It’s only when the rotted fruit of real pain and long term suffering and damage are done that we turn back to God and His laws. Reads a lot like the Old Testament. But then when women are in short supply and are increasingly treated like true chattel (being kidnapped, sold, bred etc) then there will be an outcry.
So sad that we seem to repeat the same mistakes of mistrusting God over and over and over.
Well, one good thing from it Ann Malley, they won’t be having polygamy for the men, but we might have several husbands. Got to laugh at that one. As I have said before “the snake” always comes back to bite those who push evil.
And there might be a plague from rampant homosexuality that kills off many of the men. That should satisfy those pushing depopulation, but then maybe finally we humans on this planet will wake up to the fact that the Ten Commandments and the Old Testament laws against those things were right after all, and the Lord Jesus was right about his one man, one woman marriage policy too. But what a way to have to find out.