The cause of yet more grief

21 May 2006

A quote from an article about the March for Life on parliament hill last weekend:

One issue highlighted at a news conference before the rally was the linkage between abortion and breast cancer. Guest speaker New Jersey surgeon Dr. Angela Lanfranchi blamed the ready access to abortion in part for the fact that the incidence of breast cancer has risen 40 per cent in the last 30 years.
"It's the women of the Roe v. Wade generation that account for most of this increase," she said. "Dramatic lifestyle changes brought about by the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement are largely responsible for the rampant breast cancer we see today."

Can I just say, it's about time.

I've been reading for at least ten years about this link, and at the same time about how the media won't touch it because of the political garbage surrounding such a position. As usual, large corporate movements, feminist agenda and the bottom line ($) take priority over our health. Not just our health, as in quality of life, but our actual lives.

Just in case you're not familiar with the link between abortion and breast cancer, allow me to pass along what I've learned:

When a woman becomes pregnant, changes begin almost immediately in her breasts, getting ready to feed the baby. When it's the first pregnancy, those changes are the most dramatic, as the breast goes from ornamental to productive. If the pregnancy is ended before that process is complete (as in, birth of the baby) the breast cells are violently interrupted in their transformation and left in a state of flux. This unfinished state leaves the breasts more susceptable to cancer, often in a timeline of ten to fifteen years later.

If you're interested, I would be happy to locate the scientific studies I got this info from. Just leave a comment.