by The Editors
LONDON, February 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A group of researchers has slammed a top professional association of obstetrician-gynecologists after new draft guidelines for abortion counseling again dismissed the abortion/breast cancer link.
Abortionists at the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have prepared new preliminary guidelines on The Care of Women Requesting Induced Abortion that advise practitioners to tell women that “induced abortion is not associated with an increase in breast cancer.”
The international Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer accused the ACOG of “putting their wallets ahead of their patients’ health much like tobacco executives.”
“Do they read standard medical texts at the RCOG?” asked Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. “Increased childbearing, starting at a younger age, and increased duration of breastfeeding sharply reduce breast cancer risk. The woman choosing abortion has a greater risk than the one choosing to give birth.
“The RCOG’s guidelines cite a review that says, ‘Failure to provide this information is a direct threat to maternal autonomy, diminishing a woman’s ability to give informed consent.’ The loss of the protective effect is only one of three breast cancer risks associated with induced abortion,” said Malec.
The guidelines acknowledge a “small increase in risk of subsequent preterm birth, which increases with the number of abortions.” Brent Rooney, a researcher in this field, called the RCOG’s words “the language of cover-up.” Rooney has uncovered multiple studies confirming the risk of preterm birth caused by induced abortion upon future unborn children.
According to Rooney, major studies have reported a doubling of early premature birth risk after two prior abortions, while women who had four or more prior abortions were found to experience nine times the risk of “extremely early premature births.”
“Two Americans and three Australians have successfully sued their doctors for failing to warn about the risks of breast cancer and emotional harm,” said Mrs. Malec. “It would serve them right at the RCOG to be sued for malpractice.”
The closing date for healthcare officials to submit their consultations on the guidelines to the RCOG is February 26, 2011.
International experts on the abortion-breast cancer link have submitted their consultations. They include Professor Joel Brind (Deputy Chair for Biology and Environmental Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York) and Patrick Carroll (a statistician and actuary from Pension and Population Research Institute in London). Read their submissions and a discussion of the RCOG’s preliminary guidelines in a commentary from the Coalition on Breast Cancer.