This past week, two different health-advising groups recommended fewer annual screenings for breast and cervical cancer but no one took advantage of the public’s focus to alert women that abortion and oral contraceptives raise women’s risk for both cancers.
The 180-degree attitudinal reversals about screening from HHS and ACOG were rightly portrayed as harbingers of rationed health care and “effectiveness” standards that will rule physicians under both the Senate and House health care proposals.However, nothing justifies the decades-long conspiracy of silence by the National Cancer Institute and other government health agencies about the deadly biological link between certain cancers and elective reproductive interventions. Thus, our Kansas Health agency (KDHE) has produced new pregnancy informational materials using the outright lie from NCI equating the breast cancer-effect of a naturally occurring miscarriage (nearly none) with that of an induced abortion (1.5 times the risk and greater).
The development of breast cells into milk-making cells after the 32nd week of pregnancy is the action that vastly protects those cells from becoming cancerous. Breast feeding also lowers breast cancer risk. See explanations at Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.
Over 50 years ago, scientists realized that delivery of the first full-term pregnancy affords a life-time of increased protection against breast cancer. While that fact is not a reason to get pregnant, it sure belongs on page 19 in the Kansas booklet for already-pregnant women considering abortion.