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Lethal Legacy : The Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer. Eve Sánchez Silver Medical Research Analyst Executive Director CLResearch silver@clresearch.org www.clresearch.org CLResearch… making research clear Access Presentation : http://www.clresearch.org/talks/wellesley051031.pdf.

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lethal legacy the link between abortion and breast cancer

Lethal Legacy: The Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer

Eve Sánchez Silver

Medical Research Analyst

Executive Director

CLResearch

silver@clresearch.org

www.clresearch.org

CLResearch… making research clear

Access Presentation:

http://www.clresearch.org/talks/wellesley051031.pdf

breast cancer is very personal
Breast Cancer is very personal
  • It fractures your femininity
  • It shatters self-image
  • It is the destroyer of “self” as you know yourself to be
  • Breast Cancer is…

the destroyer of lives

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lethal legacy the link between abortion and breast cancer3
LethalLegacy: The Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer…
  • Abortion’s long term effects lead to a lifetime of regret and additional loss of life
  • Women Deserve Information
  • Women’s Rights begin with women’s health

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outline
Outline
  • The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link
  • Breast Cancer: Abortion’s Legacy
  • Psychological Impact of Abortion Trauma

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the breast is an organ
The breast is an organ
  • The mammary gland is the only organ that is not fully developed at birth
  • Until there is a full term pregnancy, the breast remains immature

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the breast develops in stages
The breast develops in stages
  • Immature in Stage 1:
    • From birth
    • through puberty
    • until pregnancy
  • Mature in Stage 2:

The breast is mature only after a full term pregnancy

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how does breast differentiation occur
How does breast differentiation occur?
  • Mammary Lobules:
  • Type 1:
    • Pre-puberty few type 1 lobules exist
  • Type 2:
    • At puberty: increased estrogen causes growth of lobules that become type 2 lobules
    • As a woman gets older: increased estrogen causes further growth of lobules type 1 and 2 lobules

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how does breast differentiation occur cont d
How does breast differentiation occur? (cont’d)
  • PREGNANCY after 32 weeks
  • Type 3
    • The last eight weeks of pregnancy TURN OFF the growth and cancer forming potentials of type 1 and 2 lobules
  • Type 4
    • Safe, non-cancerous Milk producing lobules form

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lobule differentiation
Lobule differentiation
  • Breast size increases by the aggregate number of Type 1 lobules, over time
  • The sooner a woman’s breast lobules convert from cancer prone Type 1 and 2 lobules to cancer protected Type 3 and 4 lobules, the lower her risk of breast cancer

Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S. Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery,Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ www.bcpinstitute.org

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effect of full term pregnancy on risk
Effect of full term pregnancy on risk
  • A full term pregnancy dramatically reduces lifetime breast cancer risk by converting type 1 and type 2 lobules to type 3 and 4
  • The FIRST full term pregnancyhas the greatest risk-reducing effect since more type 1 and 2 lobules are available for conversion entering this first pregnancy than just before subsequent pregnancies

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effect of full term pregnancy on risk cont d
Effect of full term pregnancy on risk (cont’d)
  • Subsequent pregnancies further reduce lifetime risk
  • Reducing the time interval from first menstruation until the first full term pregnancy also serves to limit overall lifetime risk

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epidemiological studies
Epidemiological Studies
  • So many studies… since 1957
    • 33 studies worldwide have shown a 95% confidence interval for the effect of induced abortion on the entire population studied

(i.e. : scientific evidence is 95% reliably sure)

  • Women who had at least one abortion were
    • 50% more likely to develop breast cancer
    • 27 of the studies showed definite increased risk
    • 17 of these studies were statistically significant (Joel Brind, Ph.D; Professor of Human Biology and Endocrinology Baruch College, City University of New York)

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premature birth risks
Premature Birth Risks
  • 59 out of 59 studies show even ONE ABORTION significantly increases Risk of Premature Birth
    • Premature birth increases baby’s risks of:
        • Cerebral Palsy
        • Hyaline Membrane (lung) Disease
  • Poland and Ireland - countries which prohibit abortion- have 50% lower rates of premature birth and breast cancer than US

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breast cancer worldwide
Breast Cancer Worldwide
  • Breast cancer rates are increasing dramatically worldwide while other cancer rates are NOT
  • What about abortion rates?

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patrick carroll
Patrick Carroll
  • British researcher, director of the Pensions and Population Research Institute, London
  • Presented his findings at the Joint Statistical Meetings at the Minneapolis Convention Center – the largest gathering of statisticians in North America
  • Insurance Actuaries determining trends

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carroll s report
Carroll’s report:
  • The first trend is that upper-class women are the most likely to develop breast cancer and die of the disease
  • Abortion before a first birth and delayed first birth among upper class women provide the best explanations for this trend, according to Carroll

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carroll says
Carroll says
  • The second trend involves regional breast cancer rates of the British Isles. Breast cancer rates are greatest in the southeast (116 per 100,000) where abortion rates are higher than in other regions, whereas
  • A third trend finds an increase in breast cancer between 1971 and 2002. During those years, incidence of the disease rose 70 percent in the UK

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follow the trends
Follow the trends

Carroll's research adds to a body of evidence showing women who have had one or more abortions – especially one prior to birthing their first child – are more susceptible to breast cancer.

Karen Malec, Abortion-Breast Cancer Coalition

http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com

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pharmaceutical legacies25
Pharmaceutical Legacies
  • Estrogen is a recognized carcinogen
    • its carcinogenic effect is measured in parts per trillion
  • The Pill (which contains estrogen) causes breast cancer (as listed in textbooks)

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latest report from who
Latest report from WHO
  • The World Health Organization latest report states that estrogen is carcinogenic to women(August 2005)
    • Concerns develop over contraceptive products oral contraceptives (like the Pill) and HRTs (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

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estrogen
Estrogen
  • Women start producing substantial estrogen at puberty
  • Estrogen causes breast cancer in type 1 and type 2 lobules

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estradiol levels
Estradiol levels

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estrogen level during 28 weeks of pregnancy
Estrogen level during 28 weeks of pregnancy

Source: Kunz and Kunz

Early Miscarriage

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a bc pathology
A-BC pathology

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A-BC pathology
  • Women start producing substantial estrogen at puberty
  • Estrogen causes breast cancer in type 1 and type 2 lobules

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a bc pathology 2
A-BC pathology (2)
  • The longer women with type 1 and 2 lobules are exposed to their own estrogens, the greater their risk of developing breast cancer
  • Once type 1 and 2 lobules are converted into type 3 and 4 lobules, they become immune to the cancer
  • Abortion interrupts the conversion of type 1 and 2 lobules into protective type 3 and 4 lobules

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A-BC pathology (3)
  • Naturally aborted pregnancies (miscarriage) do not appreciably increase cancer risk due to low estrogen levels
  • This pathway has been confirmed experimentally —Jose and Irma Russo (Fox Chase Cancer Center)

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A-BC pathology (3)

Abortion

Rate

Relative Risk

DENMARK 1868-1958

15 year running averages

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Susceptibility of the Mammary Gland to Carcinogenesis II. Pregnancy Interruption as a risk factor in Tumor IncidenceJose Russo, MD, Irma H. Russo, MD

  • Russo and Russo, FCCC

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mitigating the a bc pathway
Mitigating the A-BC pathway
  • Two factors that control lifetime breast cancer risk
    • Limit accelerated risk increases by avoiding forced aborted pregnancies
    • Reduce lifetime risk by having a full-term pregnancy
  • Lifetime risk can be further limited by having a first full term pregnancy as soon as possible after menarche

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The BRCA1

Breast Cancer Gene

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brca1 brca2 gene pathology
BRCA1 & BRCA2 gene pathology
  • BRCA1&2 carriers have an increased lifetime risk of developing:
    • a second primary breast cancer in the same breast
    • breast cancer in the other breast

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mitigating the brca1 pathway
Mitigating the BRCA1 pathway
  • Dr. Mary Claire King: BRCA1 gene
    • Women with the BRCA1 gene have a higher incidence of breast cancer when compared to women without the gene

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Mitigating the BRCA1 pathway
  • Dr. Mary Claire King: BRCA1 gene
    • Women who have the BRCA1 breast cancer gene
    • Are as protected by pregnancy as women who do not have the BRCA1 gene
    • IF women with BRCA1 have a:
        • first full term pregnancy
        • followed by lactation (& breast feeding)
  • They can then attain the maximum protection achievable same as women without the BRCA1gene

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who is keeping a lid on the facts
Who is keeping a lid on the facts?
  • Reputable researchers fear for their reputations and their jobs if they speak up

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pink money organizations
Pink Money Organizations
  • PINK MONEY ORGANIZATIONS are often the cancer research funding organizations who have a financial agenda to fulfill and a social agenda to carry out:
    • WOMEN’s RIGHTS

are more important than

    • WOMEN’s HEALTH

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Pink Money Organizations
  • PINK MONEY ORGANIZATIONS
    • Remain silent about the confirmed link between abortion and breast cancer
    • May stand to gainfinancially by maintaining an information black-out on confirmed abortion-breast cancer link facts
    • DENY confirmed A-BC Link facts because it is politically expedient to do so in order to support their funding organizations

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united states pink money organizations
United StatesPink Money Organizations
  • The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The American Cancer Society
  • The National Cancer Institute
  • And the US Media

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journal of ethics and medics
Journal of Ethics and Medics
  • Bio-ethics journal revealed flawed study
    • Dr. Angela Lanfranchi’s articles discredited The National Cancer Institute’s favorite: Beral Study
  • Dr. Edward Furton, Editor of JEM slammed scientists for “shoddy research” in defending the notion that abortion is “safe”
    • See Dr. Joel Brind’s article regarding “sham research” (www.bcpinstitute.org)

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national cancer institute
National Cancer Institute
  • Claim: "Although it has been the subject of extensive research there is no convincing evidence of a direct relationship between breast cancer and either induced or spontaneous abortion".

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melbye misclassification
Melbye Misclassification
  • 60,000 womenwho had abortionsmisclassified in the study as not having had an induced abortion

Dr. Joel Brind, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

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the melbye study
The Melbye Study
  • I suggested in a long letter to the Wall Street Journal in 1997 that "the NCI (that is, the US National Cancer Institute and its journal would do better to protect American women" and by extension, women in the rest of the world as well) "by warning them about abortion; [which] most evidence indicates is the single most avoidable risk factor for breast cancer, rather than protecting the abortion industry by invoking flawed analyses from Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark."

Dr. Joel Brind, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

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dirty white lab coats
Dirty white lab coats
  • Researchers with vested interests put out unreliable or false data
  • Publishers publish it
  • The media proclaims it

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some will not be silent
Some will not be silent
  • Dr. Janet Daling’sStudy of American Women: 
  • "Risk of Breast Cancer Among Young Women: Relationship to Induced Abortion”

(11/ 2/ issue: 1994 Journal of the National Cancer Institute,Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA.)

    • 1,806 women in study
    • 845 women with breast cancer
    • 961 control group (no b/c)
    • Each Interview was 1on 1 and 2hours long

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daling s findings the abortion breast cancer link
Daling’s findings:The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link
  • For abortion after age 30
    • BC Risk Increase: 110 percent
  • First abortion before 18
    • BC Risk Increase: 150 percent
  • First abortion after age 30 with a

Family History of BC(mother, sister, aunt)

BC Risk Increase: 270 percent

  • 12 women developed breast cancer during the study…

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Daling’s findings:The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link
  • In this study:
    • Every woman who had
      • a first degree family member with breast cancer and
      • an abortion before the age of 18
    • Developed breast cancer before the age of 45

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abortion s effect
Abortion’s effect
  • Aborted women clinically experience:
    • Shame
    • Auditory hallucinations
    • Issues of intimacy
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Psychologically numb
    • Increased hostility

source: Silent No More - Canada

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recent studies series from finland and california
Recent studies series from Finland and California
  • "These studies represent the first time that the measurements of deaths associated with abortion and childbirth have been taken using a consistent and uniform standard.” (-Reardon The Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy 2004; 20(2):279-327)

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suicidal ideation
Suicidal ideation
  • Suicidal ideation in aborted women is 2- 5 x’s higher than other women

source: Silent No More - Canada

  • Finland’s statistics are: 6x’s higher
  • The following shows Findland’s mortality rates within a single year immediately after abortion

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Finish Study of all women aged 15-49

(1987-94) Women who died within 12 months

of delivering, aborting or miscarrying

Gisler, M. et, al, Acta Obstetrica et Gynecoloigica Scandinavica

76:651-657 1997

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Finish Study of all women aged 15-49

(1987-94) Women who died within 12 months

of delivering, aborting or miscarrying (cont’d)

Gisler, M. et, al, Acta Obstetrica et

Gynecoloigica Scandinavica

76:651-657 1997

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Finish Study of all women aged 15-49

(1987-94) Women who died within 12 months

of delivering, aborting or miscarrying (cont’d)

Gisler, M. et, al, Acta Obstetrica et

Gynecoloigica Scandinavica

76:651-657 1997

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corrected death rates
Corrected death rates
  • 94 percent of maternal deaths associated with abortion are not identifiable from death certificates alone
  • death rate associated with abortion is actually three times higher than that of childbirth

National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health -Finland

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american women
American women
  • 2002 study of low income Californian women over 8 year period, women who aborted compared to women who delivered full term are more likely to die from:
    • Suicide 184%
    • Accidents 82%
    • Circulatory disease 187%
    • Cerebrovascular disease 446% (stroke)
    • Natural causes 44%

Southern Medical Journal 2002: 95 (8):834-841

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Australia
  • 90,000 abortions per year
  • Repeat abortion rates 39%
  • Under 20 repeat rate is 1 in 5
  • Under 25 repeat rate is 2 in 5
  • Under 30 repeat rate is over 50%

Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia 2002

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aboriginal women australia
Aboriginal women Australia
  • “Abortion is genocide.”
  • Indigenous women of Australia
    • Abortion incidence rising among Indigenous women who face breast cancer risks as well
    • 3rd highest cause of cancer deaths among Indigenous women
    • Present with slightly larger tumors and more advanced breast cancer histology

(2003 Blackwell Science Ltd. Malden, MA, USA)

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international abortion facts
International Abortion Facts
  • Abortions Worldwide
    • Number of abortions per year: Approximately 46 Million
    • Number of abortions per day: Approximately 126,000
  • Where abortions occur:
    • 78% of all abortions are obtained in developing countries and 22% occur in developed countries

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profound international results
Profound International Results
  • Abortion averages worldwide:
  • The lifetime average is about 1 abortion per woman in the world
  • source: Center for Bioethical Reform

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access to professional help
Access to professional help
  • Health professionals are not being trained to
    • Identify
    • treat
    • or prevent abortion trauma
  • The vast majority of those traumatized have no access to the professional help they require

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legacy of late reproduction
Legacy of Late Reproduction
  • The scramble to have kids just before the clock runs out:
    • Fertility specialists
    • Invasive procedures
    • In vitro fertilization

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everyone gets into the act
Everyone gets into the act
  • Donated sperm
  • Ovum donors
  • Frozen sperm
  • Surrogate mothers
  • Turkey-baster dads

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Litigation and The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link
  • Medical Malpractice Risk for doctors
    • Two non-disclosure A-BC link info cases were prosecuted in the US and won
      • One was a precedent setting Judgment of Liability
    • Two cases were won in Australia
    • Pre-term litigation will increase

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sign popping up in the usa
Sign popping up in the USA

HAD AN ABORTION?

SEE A LAWYER

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watch for international class action suits
Watch for international class action suits
  • United States
    • Class action suits are being drafted
      • Based on the precedent setting Judgment of Liability (Portland, Oregon)
    • These cases will ask:
      • Who knew the A-BC facts and said nothing?
      • Who knew the A-BC facts and did nothing?
    • Watch for class action suits coming to your town

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summary
Summary
  • There is important information about the lifetime abortion-breast cancer risks to women
  • Pink Money Organizations are claiming concern for women’s health but silent about significant studies and data on the abortion-breast cancer link
  • The facts are clear and “rock-solid”
  • The general international public must be informed and pro-active for its own well-being

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speak up about the a bc link
Speak Up about the A-BC Link
  • Send e-mail alerts
  • WRITE LETTERS
  • Phone radio stations
  • Tell your friends, colleagues and neighbors
  • Keep informed, stay in touch…

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organizations working to out the truth
Organizations working to OUT the TRUTH:
  • The Abortion-Breast Cancer Coalition
    • http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/
  • The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
    • http://www.bcpinstitute.org/
  • CLResearch
    • http://www.clresearch.org/
    • http://www.pinkmoney.org/

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Lethal Legacy: The Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer

Access Presentation:

This outline is available for download at: http://www.clresearch.org/talks/australia_download0509.pdf

Eve Sánchez Silver

Medical Research Analyst

Executive Director

CLResearch LLC

silver@clresearch.org

www.clresearch.org

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Many thanks to:

Karen Malec

President

The Abortion Breast Cancer Coalition

www.abortionbreastcancer.com

Joel Brind, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Biology and Endocrinology

Baruch College, City University of New York

www.bcpinstitute.org

Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

www.bcpinstitute.org

D.A. Forest

President

RTTC

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References

1. Russo J, Tay TK, Russo IH. Differentiation of the mammary gland and susceptibility to carcinogenesis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1982;2:5-73.

2. Russo J, Reina D, Frederick J, et al. Expression of Phenotypical changes by human breast epithelial cells treated with carcinogens in vitro. Cancer Research and Treatment 1988;48:2837-2857.

3. Russo J, Rivera R, Russo IH. Influence of Age and Parity on the Development of the Human Breast. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1992;23:211-218.

4. Russo J, Russo IH. Toward a physiological approach to breast cancer prevention. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers Prev 1994;3:353-364.

5. MacMahon, B, Cole P, Lin TM, Lowe CR, Mirra AP, Ravnihar B, Salber EJ, Valaoras VG, Yuasa S. Age at First Birth and Breast Cancer Risk. Bull WHO 1970;43:209-221.

6. Trichopoulos D, Hsieh C, MacMahon B, et al. Age at any birth and breast cancer risk. Int J Cancer 1983;31:701-704

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References

7. Gissler M, Berg C, Bouvier-Colle MH, Buekens P. Methods for identifying pregnancy-associated deaths: population-based data from Finland 1987-2000. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2004 Nov;18(6):448-55.

8. Sherlock K. Victims of Choice. Akron, OH, Brennyman Books, 1996.

9. Reardon DC, Strahan TW, Thorp JM, Shuping MW. Deaths associated with abortion compared to childbirth: a review of new and old data and the medical and legal implications. The Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy 2004; 20(2):279-327.

Gissler: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2004.00591.x?cookieSet'1

Reardon: http://www.afterabortion.org/research/DeathsAssocWithAbortionJCHLP.pdf

See related story: Death Rate of Abortion Three Times Higher than Childbirth: 13-year Population Study in Published in Top OB/Gyn Journal
 http://www.afterabortion.info/news/GisslerAJOG.htm

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End

"...there is a highly visible difference between the pace

of basic sciences and the application of new knowledge

to human problems. It needs explaining."

Lewis Thomas

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