Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Informing Patients About Abortion-Breast Cancer Link
Review Recommends Informing Patients About Abortion-Breast Cancer Link,
Risks of Birth Control Pills and Menopausal Therapy
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire/
-- A second scientific review in 2014 has strongly urged physicians to
warn patients about the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link before an
abortion and argued the evidence for a cause-effect relationship is
substantial.[1,2] A. Patrick Schneider and his colleagues authored the
latest review entitled, "The breast cancer epidemic: 10 facts," for the
journal, The Linacre Quarterly.
There are multiple, serious, health risks[3,4]
associated with using the birth control pill and combined hormone
replacement therapy (CHRT), both of which contain estrogen and
progestin, although the former contains a larger dose. The authors of
both reviews urged physicians to warn patients about the harms of taking
either these drugs.
Schneider's team said, "...having more than
one risk factor compounds the risk of breast cancer via synergistic
mechanisms," meaning the risk increase the woman incurs is greater than
the sum of the risks for each of her risk factors. They explained:
strength of the breast cancer epidemiological evidence substantiates
the necessity that all females receive full and accurate informed
consent before they are provided hormones, induced abortion, or both.
This informed consent is especially imperative for a girl (and
parent/guardian) or a young woman, who is in the pre-FFTP breast cancer
'susceptibility window.'[1,2] As a family history of breast cancer, of
which the child may be unaware, increases the risk for the girl
considering an abortion, the presence of a parent may provide clinical
information critical to accurate informed consent."
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, explained:
'susceptibility window' is the period between the onset of menstruation
and first full term pregnancy (FFTP) when nearly all of the breast
lobules are immature and cancer-susceptible. The worst time to be
exposed to a cancer-causing agent is during the susceptibility
After citing the World Health Organization's
warning about the Pill and CHRT as Group 1 carcinogens for cancers of
the breast, liver and cervix,[10,11] and how some physicians use a
carcinogen (the pill) to treat benign conditions (i.e. acne, irregular
menstrual periods, menstrual pain). The authors declared: