Chinese Women with Abortions Have Statistically Significant 17% Increased Breast Cancer Risk -- Scientist Argues Researchers Underestimated Risk



Chinese researchers Peng Xing and his colleagues conducted a case-control study in Northeast China examining reproductive factors associated with subtypes of breast cancer. They found a statistically significant overall odds ratio of 1.17 (17% increased breast cancer risk for all subtypes combined) among women with induced abortions. [1]

Earlier this year, a Turkish study reported a statistically significant 66% increased risk for women with abortions. [2] Both studies show that, when honest research is conducted outside the control of the U.S. National Cancer Institute and other Western governmental agencies or organizations tethered to abortion ideology and politics, the truth emerges that abortion raises risk. Studies reporting no abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link were proven in medical journals to be stupendously flawed (fraudulent). [3-13]

"The Chinese and the Turkish studies are relevant considering the debate over government-funded abortion through healthcare reform," said Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. "Government-funded abortion means more dead American women from breast cancer."

American researchers say Chinese studies on the ABC link exclude the possibility of a flaw called "report bias" because abortion isn't stigmatized in China. [14] Communist officials forcibly abort women after first full term pregnancy (FFTP), so Chinese women are considered reliable reporters of their abortions.

Professor Joel Brind (Baruch College, City University of New York) maintains that Chinese studies underestimate the risk of abortion because of its high prevalence in China. Commentary

Xing et al. found an increase in risk associated with having more children (multiparity) among women who delayed FFTP and never breastfed. Commentary

Regarding breast cancer subtypes, the numbers of women within the subgroups are so small that no conclusions can be reached.

Contact: Karen Malec
Source: Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
Publish Date: November 12, 2009
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