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Posted on: 06/09/06

In light of the recent storm at the Idaho Legislature, the release of a new study on breast cancer has particular interest for us.

The study comes from Germany, and confirms research first published by the World Health Organization in 1970: pregnancies reduce the risk of breast cancer – even for those women with a family history of the disease. The decrease in risk gets more substantial with the number of pregnancies.

The protective effects of pregnancy are not impacted by a miscarriage – but are by an artificially-interrupted pregnancy; which is to say, abortion.

This new data is based upon the patient histories of some 1600 women, and was conducted by scientists at the German Cancer Research Center. Researchers speculate that the protective affects may have to do with the fact that glandular cells producing milk mature only during pregnancy.

Rep. Bill Sali is to be commended for standing on the truth first taught in scripture: “Choose Life so that you and your child may live….”

Of course, truth is not a big obstacle to those in the Abortion or Cancer Research Industries. They will, no doubt, continue to down-play or disparage such research because it conflicts with their political or financial agendas.

If you would like more information about this issue, we’d be happy to provide you with a terrific brochure produced by the Coalition on Abortion and Breast Cancer. Just .

Posted on: 03/09/06

There appeared a letter to the editor in the Idaho Statesman this week from Dr. Al Kertz out of St. Louis. It was almost missed because of all the political coverage – but Dr. Kertz has apparently noticed the recent debate in Idaho over linkages between abortion and breast cancer.

Dr. Kertz wrote to help educate Idahoans on the politics within the scientific community, and how often those politics confuse and delay honest efforts to reach the truth. He specifically chastised the National Cancer Institute for leading efforts to deny a link between abortion and breast cancer.

He tries to explain that science is often locked into bias. For example, it wasn’t until 1982 that researchers were able to prove that ulcers come bacteria – not stress. But it wasn’t until 2005 that those researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work.

Idaho’s Department of Health & Welfare has a duty to inform women and girls about the substantial body of scientific research showing an increased risk of breast cancer before they choose abortion. While the Department is not in a position to positively predict breast cancer for any particular person, and while it probably cannot endorse the ABC link given the current controversy – it should still take steps to ensure that Idaho’s daughters are aware of the controversy so they can make an intelligent and informed decision.

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