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Happy Thanksgiving.

Be thankful that this guy is not currently president:

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    David Duff says:

    Not quite so happy for all those women whom several independent studies over the past ten years have fallen victim to cancer because induced abortions hugely increase the risks!

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/new_breastfeeding_studies_mainstream_media_still_ignores_the_obvious.html

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    Ron Chusid says:

    More conservative pseudoscience to justify denying women their right to choose. Once again, you should look at objective scientific publications as opposed to right wing publications which regularly distort the truth.

    The right wing claims have been debunked. Induced abortion does not increase the risk of breast cancer:
    http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/is-abortion-linked-to-breast-cancer

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    David Duff says:

    "In 2004, the Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer, based out of Oxford University in England, put together the results of many studies that looked at abortion and breast cancer risk. It looked at both cohort and case-control studies. When the studies that gathered information retrospectively (case-control studies) were looked at together, there were about 39,000 women with breast cancer (the cases) that were compared to about 48,000 women who hadn’t had breast cancer (the controls). They found about an 11% increased risk of breast cancer in women who reported having an induced abortion.

    Some other retrospective studies published since then have also found an increased risk, including a case-control study of about 1,300 women from China (published in 2012) and a case-control study of 300 women in Iran (published in 2011)."

    http://www.cancer.org/

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Typical conservative, cherry picking what you want out of context.

    Here is what it really has to say on the topic:

    Several groups of experts have looked at the available studies on the possible link between abortion and breast cancer.

    In 2003, the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) held a workshop of more than 100 of the world’s leading experts who study pregnancy and breast cancer risk. The experts reviewed human and animal studies that looked at the link between pregnancy and breast cancer risk, including studies of induced and spontaneous abortions. Some of their findings were:

    Breast cancer risk is increased for a short time after a full-term pregnancy (that is, a pregnancy that results in the birth of a living child).
    Induced abortion is not linked to an increase in breast cancer risk.
    Spontaneous abortion is not linked to an increase in breast cancer risk.

    The level of scientific evidence for these findings was considered to be “well established” (the highest level).

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Gynecologic Practice also reviewed the available evidence in 2003 and again in 2009. In 2009, the Committee said, “Early studies of the relationship between prior induced abortion and breast cancer risk were methodologically flawed. More rigorous recent studies demonstrate no causal relationship between induced abortion and a subsequent increase in breast cancer risk.”

    In 2004, the Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer, based out of Oxford University in England, put together the results from 53 separate studies done in 16 different countries. These studies included about 83,000 women with breast cancer (44,000 in prospective studies and 39,000 in retrospective studies). Although the results of the retrospective studies showed a small increase in risk, the prospective studies found a small decrease in risk. After combining and reviewing the results from all of these studies, the researchers concluded that “the totality of worldwide epidemiological evidence indicates that pregnancies ending as either spontaneous or induced abortions do not have adverse effects on women’s subsequent risk of developing breast cancer.” These experts did not find that abortions (either induced or spontaneous) cause a higher breast cancer risk.
    Conclusion

    The topic of abortion and breast cancer highlights many of the most challenging aspects of studies of people and how those studies do or do not translate into public health guidelines. The issue of abortion generates passionate viewpoints in many people. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women aside from skin cancer; and breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer in women. Still, the public is not well-served by false alarms. At this time, the scientific evidence does not support the notion that abortion of any kind raises the risk of breast cancer or any other type of cancer.

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