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Study: abortion increases breast cancer risk by 193%

October 14, 2010

A study conducted by Iranian university researchers and published in Medical Oncology has found that women who have had an abortion face a 193% greater chance of breast cancer. The study is the fifth in the last 18 months to link abortion with an increased risk of breast cancer.


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  • Posted by: rmmrobinson - Oct. 15, 2010 3:56 PM ET USA

    The increased risks for breast cancer among women who have had an abortion seem to be even higher than are being reported. If I didn't misread the abstract (at, the Medical Oncology study found an increased risk of 293%. Another study found an increased risk of 345%. That study is here:

  • Posted by: kmbold - Oct. 15, 2010 12:45 AM ET USA

    What irony! Some donate to Susan Komen Cancer fund to cure breast cancer while Komen fund donates $750,000 to Planned Parenthood (after denying it for years) for abortions which cause more breast cancer. Now that's some way to keep the money coming in...

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Oct. 14, 2010 7:10 PM ET USA

    You can bet the NYT will ignore ever last one of these studies, even if we paper the walls of the editors' offices with them. This is why I contribute to Catholic Culture and LifeSite News; the MSM only provide one side of the life issues stories. Thanks!