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A new book sheds more light on a possible link between abortion and various types of cancer, including breast cancer — a connection the abortion industry continues to deny.

Chris Kahlenborn, M.D., who began his research after attending a 1993 conference, spent 6 years exploring a possible connection between abortion and breast cancer. The result is his book, “Breast cancer: Its link to abortion and the birth control pill,” published by One More Soul.

“Based on six years of study and a meticulous analysis of hundreds of scientific papers and other sources, Dr. Kahlenborn examines and documents the effect that abortion and hormonal contraception have on breast cancer, uterine, cervical, liver, and other cancers, and the transmission of AIDS,” states an Amazon.com editorial review. “Hormonal contraceptive use before first full term pregnancy is found to increase risk of breast cancer by at least 40 percent. Special attention is given to black women and to various populations of the world. Dr. Kahlenborn shows great skill in presenting this very technical material in a way laypeople can absorb. A very timely and powerful work.”

As previously reported by WorldNetDaily, breast cancer is linked to reproductive hormones, particularly estrogen. Although science has yet to define specifically what causes breast cancer, it is uncontested that the sooner a woman has her first child, the lower her risk of developing breast cancer.

According to Dr. Joel Brind, a leading researcher in what is commonly known as the “ABC link,” a woman’s estrogen level increases hundreds of times above normal upon conceiving — and one of the first physical changes to the pregnant woman’s body occurs in the breasts. That hormone surge leads to the growth of “undifferentiated” cells in the breast as the body prepares to produce milk for the coming baby. Undifferentiated cells are vulnerable to the effects of carcinogens, which can give rise to cancerous tumors later in life.

In the final weeks of a full-term pregnancy, those cells are “terminally differentiated” through a still largely-unknown process and are ready to produce milk. Differentiated cells are not vulnerable to carcinogens.

However, should a pregnancy be terminated prior to cell differentiation, the woman is left with abnormally high numbers of undifferentiated cells, therefore increasing her risk of developing breast cancer.

The percentage of risk increase is dependent on the age of a woman when she reaches puberty, when she first conceives and the length of time the pregnancy progresses prior to induced abortion. Most studies show a general increase in risk from 30 to 100 percent or more.

Spontaneous abortions, or miscarriages, are not generally associated with increased risk, according to Brind, since they generally occur due to insufficient estrogen hormones to begin with.

Most birth control pills work by producing hormonal activity similar to that which occurs when conception takes place, thereby making it a suspicious agent in ABC link research.

According to Kahlenborn, “Based on the most comprehensive medical evidence available, induced abortion and the birth control pill are both independent risk factors for the development of breast cancer. The risk is especially great if the woman has participated in either of these factors at a young age.”

Kahlenborn’s research indicates the following:

  • A woman who has an abortion prior to her first full-term pregnancy can have at least a 50 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer.

  • A woman who takes birth control pills before her first child is born has at least a 40 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer.

  • A woman who has taken the pill for four or more years prior to the birth of her first child has a 72 percent risk factor in developing breast cancer.

Despite convincing evidence of the dangers of breast cancer from abortions and contraceptive use, the lucrative abortion industry continues to deny a link exists. Attacking the credibility of studies conducted by Brind and others, the abortion lobby claims there is no consensus in the scientific community on the subject, and so its patients are told they are not at risk.

“The Planned Parenthood position is that abortion poses no demonstrated health risks,” says Nancy L. Sasaki, president of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “The link between induced abortion and breast cancer is a theory whose principal promoters oppose abortion regardless of its safety. The theory has not been borne out by research. While Planned Parenthood believes that women should have access to information about all factors that influence the risk of disease, PPLA also believes that women deserve information that is medically substantiated and untainted by a political agenda. Because the research community has not reached a consensus on breast cancer and abortion, Planned Parenthood advises women who are considering terminating a pregnancy that there is no currently demonstrated health risk from abortion that would warrant basing a decision on that factor alone.”

But anti-abortion groups say it is the abortion lobby’s own political agenda that keeps it from acknowledging the likelihood of an ABC link.

“Groups like Planned Parenthood are rightfully fearful that the breast cancer-abortion-contraceptive link could harm their grisly business. These organizations are apparently so radically committed to protecting the ‘right’ of women to dispose of their unwanted children, that they are also willing to allow these same women to remain ignorant of the likelihood of developing breast cancer,” wrote Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition.

In an editorial, Sheldon asserts, “If women and teenage girls read “Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill,” they might be less likely to choose to kill their unborn children or to engage in promiscuous sex by using an oral contraceptive. But, of course, as long as Planned Parenthood and other powerful abortion lobbies have their way, the killing of unborn children will remain legal, and teens will continue to be encouraged to have premarital sex. After all, when your multi-million dollar business is based on the aborting of babies and the selling of contraceptives, why let a small issue like breast cancer threaten your market share?”

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