Breast Cancer, Abortion and the Black Woman

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The other day, I received a notice in the mailbox. It was a statement from Ms. Thelma White who is with Cancer Awareness Canada. It read as follows,

A U.S. woman has (on average) a 12% risk of contracting breast cancer during her lifetime. In December 1993 the Journal of the National Medical Association reported (pp. 931-939):

Black Women of age 50 and above who had at least one induced abortion have an increased risk of breast cancer of 370%. (i.e. they have a 44% lifetime risk of contracting breast cancer). JNMA is a publication of black medical professionals concerned with black health problems and has published for over 100 years.

Is this 370% a fluke? Are women being warned of a possible A-B-C risk by abortion clinics? No (only in Louisiana and possibly Montana)! "Pro-choicers" claim studies have not been conclusively proven.

In 1954 there was evidence between smoking and cancer but It was not conclusive. How many women must die before what scientists already know is considered "conclusive"?

If you want to do something to help prevent the premature death of both mother and child write Congressmen J C Watts or Gary Franks. Their address is U.S. House of Representatives, Washington DC 20515.

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Posted 14 Sep 2000.

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