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Dane Skelton is the Pastor of Faith Community Church and the author of Jungle Flight: Spiritual Adventures at the Ends of the Earth, a book of true stories from the ministry of JAARS (formerly Jungle Aviation and Radio Service). His second book, Papua Pilot: Flying the Bible to the Last Lost Peoples, co-authored with the late Paul Westlund, is now available on Amazon.com and Christianbook.com.
Those of us who are pro-life often argue that the health of the child in the womb is just as important as the life of the mother. Today a veil has been lifted on the effect of abortion, this time not on the unborn child but on its mother. A large Chinese study has demonstrated unequivocally that women who undergo an abortion stand a much greater chance of developing breast cancer than those who don’t.
I learned about the study on the Abortion-Breast Cancer (ABC) link from an article by Mary L. Davenport, MD, FACOG. Davenport is Medical Director, Magnificat Maternal Health Program and on the Board of Directors of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute. She is the immediate past president of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Here are the stats derived from a meta-analysis of research from 36 studies in 14 different Chinese provinces. Abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by:
• 44% with one abortion.
• 76% with two abortions.
• 89% with three abortions.
The significance of this study lies not only in its size, but in the fact that the Chinese don’t care about being politically correct. China’s one-child policy has forced abortions on millions of women for twenty-five years. The People’s Republic records 8.2 million abortions every year, or about 40 abortions for every 100 live births. Abortion is a fact of life for practically every Chinese woman. They don’t have a choice. The researchers are impassively collecting data and reporting on it without fear that pro-abortion political operatives will shut down their funding, stifle their reporting, or try to get them fired.
You might be wondering if a study like that has ever been conducted in the west. The answer is yes. A 1996 meta-analysis of 23 studies by a professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College showed a 30% increased risk for breast cancer. But that study, along with others, has been disregarded or quashed by pro-abortion advocates in the west, to the detriment of women everywhere. As Davenport wrote:
“Because there is a lag time between abortion and the appearance of breast cancer, the effect of an abortion is not immediate for an individual. And abortion is only one of a number of factors influencing breast cancer risk, such as family history, use of hormones, and age at first childbirth. The majority of women who have breast cancer have never had an abortion. Nonetheless, there will be some women who develop breast cancer and die from it, impacted by the failure to inform them of the ABC link, or its dismissal by establishment medical and consumer groups such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Susan Komen Foundation. This is an ethical breach of huge proportions.” (Emphasis mine).
The Bible says: “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?” Proverbs 24:11-12.
I find it deeply ironic that the Chinese are willing to honestly report the ABC link while American organizations charged with protecting women’s health are suppressing it. Don’t you?
So if you know someone considering abortion, or who has experienced it, please pass this information along to them. You might rescue the mother and the child.
Find Davenport’s complete article at: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2013/12/new_study_from_china_helps_to_prove_the_abortion-breast_cancer_link.html