Tag: breast cancer

China's one-child, forced abortion policy now reaping increased cases of breast cancer

Not exactly a great Mother’s Day post, but this is information that you won’t find in most media outlets: China’s one-child policy that forced women to abort any ensuing fetus now is resulting in an increase in the number of breast cancer cases. These are legitimate studies published in peer-reviewed journals. Despite what the abortion... Read more »

More debate on the abortion/breast cancer link

The letter below was published in the Tribune’s Voice of the People in response to my Jan. 31 column in which I deplored the politicalization of science, including the political attacks made on scientists who see a connection between breast cancer and inducted abortions. I had mentioned one study that discovered a statistical link between... Read more »

The abortion/breast cancer debate; some details

When I mentioned in my Tribune column about the need to be objective and open-minded about research that points to a positive link between induced abortion and breast cancer, the usual hell broke loose. I was told that studies and the votes of medical groups, such as the National Cancer Society, have settled the matter without... Read more »

Surprises about Planned Parenthood cancer testing

Planned Parenthood, as this AP story explains, doesn’t actually do mammograms, but refers women out to other sources. Which raises the question: Why is Planned Parenthood accepting any money for mammograms? Doesn’t that make them “middlemen?” Shouldn’t money contributed to Planned Parenthood for mammograms go directly to providers? Wouldn’t that be more efficient use of... Read more »

Save us from the politics of science

It’s bad enough when politicians and true believers distort scientific findings for their own purposes. But when scientists do it, we’ve reached a dangerous point in intellectual discourse. Such is the case with the widespread belief that evidence of global warming is incontrovertible. Thankfully, some scientists courageously have decided to publicly challenge this numbing, politically... Read more »

Correcting the bs on the abortion-breast cancer link

This is a response to Dienne whose terribly misinformed post on abortion appeared on Eric Zorn’s blog. The posting thread was whether the lieutenant governor position should be retained; Eric was shocked to agree with me that it should be. But commentator Dienne wanted to change the subject to abortion. What irked Dienne was that... Read more »

More "settled science"

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, center, arrives with his wife, Carmel, at the General Medical Council in central London on January 28, 2010. A major British medical journal, The Lancet, on Tuesday retracted a flawed 1998 study by Wakefield linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism and bowel disease. (AFP/Getty Images photo by Shaun Curry... Read more »

Evidence of the abortion/breast cancer link

Nothing rockets pro-choice militants into orbit faster than scientific evidence that abortion increases the risk breast cancer. Despite their insistence that ALL the scientific evidence “proves” that there is no link, quite the opposite is true. A recent study indicates that abortion increases the risk of a certain type of breast cancer by 40 percent.... Read more »

Breast cancer, oral contraceptives, abortion and lies (?)

For years, the National Cancer Institute has been telling Americans that having an abortion and using oral contraceptives had nothing to do with an increased risk of breast cancer.  But now, recognized experts in cancer have published a study in a reputable, peer-reviewed publication that finds that the contraceptives and abortions significantly increase the risk... Read more »

Breast cancer, Obamacare and choice

If you have any doubts about the future of American health care when Washington runs it, just AP photo by Alex Brandon / October 26, 2009 A pink ribbon to recognize breast cancer awareness is being hung on the north portico of the White House in Washington. look at the uproar over a government panel’s... Read more »