Abortion may cause breast cancer after all

This is an interesting, if unsurprising, backpedal by the medical community:

In April 2009, seven researchers from organizations highly respected in scientific academia published a study, “Risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer in women under the age of 45 years,” in the prestigious journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

The focus of the report was the revelatory finding that “a distinct etiology” exists between oral contraceptive use and triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly virulent form of the disease that typically strikes women under 45, many African-American.

TNBC was only first described in scientific literature in 2007. So for this study the seven researchers re-examined 897 saved cancerous breast tissue specimens from two previous studies to see if they tested positive for TNBC.

This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The seven researchers concluded the risk for TNBC rose an appalling 250 to 420 percent, depending on the length of oral contraceptive use.

This was news enough, but buried in the study was acknowledgement and additional corroboration of the link between abortion and breast cancer…. The seven researchers concluded women with histories of abortion increased their risk of getting TNBC by 40 percent.

As is so often the case, never trust a “scientific consensus” that is claimed by scientists with an obvious axe to grind. I was always skeptical of the irrational vehemence with which feminist doctors and scientists insisted that abortion couldn’t possibly ever cause any sort of cancer and that it would be criminally irresponsible to even suggest that such a link might even be theoretically possible. But the truth usually comes out sooner or later.