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Parties in abortion-breast cancer suit settle

In what is likely the first such settlement in history, a woman in Australia has settled with an abortion doctor she had sued because he failed to inform her of the research linking abortion with breast cancer.

As reported in WorldNetDaily, even though 27 out of 35 studies published since 1957 have linked abortion with breast cancer, pro-abortion groups continue to deny such a link exists and refuse to inform prospective abortion recipients of the studies. Similarly, abortion providers, as a rule, do not inform patients about the research.

A confidentiality agreement prevents the details of the settlement, which was negotiated in September but just now became public, from being released.

According to Australian attorney Charles Francis, two similar cases were settled in Australia in 1996. In those instances, the women claimed that their doctors failed to provide them information about the “adverse psychiatric consequences” of abortion.

Also, another suit involving the abortion-breast cancer link is moving forward in Australia, says Francis.

“In another case to be heard in New South Wales shortly, ‘Mary’ is suing a hospital and an abortionist for failure to warn her that she might subsequently have a bad psychiatric reaction and for failure to warn of the increased breast-cancer risk,” Francis said in a statement yesterday.

Karen Malec is president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. The organization seeks to “protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.”

“We’re delighted with the settlement of an abortion-breast cancer case,” Malec said. “The abortion industry and its medical experts know that it will be far more challenging for them to lie to women about the abortion-breast cancer research when they are called upon to testify under oath. Scientists know that abortion causes breast cancer but are afraid to say so publicly in today’s hostile political climate.”

According to Dr. Joel Brind, president of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute and 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.

A case in North Dakota in which a woman is suing an abortion clinic for false advertising has its next round in court this March. In promotional material, the Red River Women’s Clinic claims that “none of [the claims about a link between abortion and breast cancer] are supported by medical research or established medical organizations.”

The trial was scheduled for Sept. 11, but the terrorist attacks on the U.S. prevented the case from going forward at that time.

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