Researchers: Acknowledge Abortion as Risk Factor in Breast Cancer Epidemic


Researchers studying the breast cancer epidemic in the UK have called for a recognition of the risks caused by induced abortion and hormonal contraception, saying that “acknowledgment of the importance of these risk factors is needed to open the way for breast cancer prevention.”

In a paper published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, they wrote:

Screening alone cannot account for the continued rise in rates of new cases. When screening has been in force for several years, further increased incidence is not attributable to any introduction of screening. Indeed, it seems women do not enjoy being screened and there is a likelihood of diminished response when women already screened are invited in at a later age for further examination.

The chance of a woman experiencing breast cancer in her lifetime has also increased, so that it is now rather more than the one in eight chance that is widely quoted. … [T]he lifetime risk of breast cancer is now around one in seven if only malignant cancers are counted, and around one in six if the total risk of malignant or in situ cancer is considered.

The researchers noted that some risk factors related to breast cancer (such as childlessness, having children at a later age and hormone replacement therapy or HRT) and factors that protect against breast cancer (such as breastfeeding and having more children at a younger age) are widely recognized. However, the risks posed by hormonal contraceptives and induced abortions are not acknowledged and women are not informed about them:

In the UK there are additional reasons why health authorities and the medical professions take a defensive stance and do not acknowledge the long-term effects of hormonal contraceptives or any of the cancer-inducing effects of legally induced abortions. Each prescription for hormonal contraceptives has a doctor’s signature. Every abortion notification form (HSA1), as required by the 1967 Abortion Act, needs two doctors’ signatures. In the UK, claims under medical professional liability insurance are largely in the area of obstetrics and gynecology. If women who experience breast cancer could make claims against doctors for prescribing hormonal contraceptives or approving induced abortions, there would be many more claims. For this reason it is understandable that British medical journals are reluctant to publish papers that report a link of breast cancer to induced abortions.

It is also remarkable, notwithstanding the great resources applied to modern cancer research, that the cancer epidemiologists do not make known the additional risks of breast cancer for those women who use hormonal contraceptives. While doctors are now more reluctant to prescribe HRT for reasons of the breast cancer risk, they continue hormonal contraceptives on a mass scale. It seems the medics are relying on studies that report no additional breast cancer 10 years after a woman has ceased to use hormonal  contraceptives. However this risk is quite long-term and not apparent within such a time interval. Breast cancers discovered after age 50 are more reflective of these events in a woman’s reproductive history.

According to the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, between 1957 and 2013 there were 37 statistically significant worldwide studies showing a correlation between induced abortion and breast cancer. A list of these studies can be found here (complete paper / fact sheets).

Below is a round up of articles and studies on abortion and breast cancer, and the manipulation of date used to deny the connection.

Learn More:
Breast Cancer and Induced Abortion: A Comprehensive Review (complete paper)
– Breast Cancer Risks and Prevention (printer-friendly version)
– The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link, Part I: Those Stubborn Facts Again
– The Abortion Breast Cancer Link, Part II: The Cover Up
– The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link, Part III: The Dagger Under the Table
– The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link, Part IV: The Biology
– How to Recognize a Cover-Up of the Abortion/Breast Cancer Link
– Ideological Bias Risking the Lives of Young Women
– Study of 36 Chinese Abortion-Breast Cancer Studies a “Game Changer,” Says Scientist
– Induced Abortion Raises Breast Cancer Risk by More Than 20-Fold, Study Finds
– New Study’s Reported Findings on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Are Hyperinflated

For the most extensive online library of published studies on the physical and psychological effects of abortion, visit

Patrick S. Carroll, Jean S. Utshudiema, Julian Rodrigues. The British Breast Cancer Epidemic: Trends, Patterns, Risk Factors, and Forecasting. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. 2017; 22(1):8-15.

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