2.23.2005

Did you know?: Abortions cause breast cancer.

Well, according to these whackjobs.

LifeSite, one of my favorite must-reads each day, reports that the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer foundation distributed $475,000 of the $1.54 million raised during its 2003 "Race for the Cure." This news apparently prompted a medical reseach analyst to resign -- and we are all supposed to care why she did.


Silver told the Cybercast News Service (CNSNews) Tuesday, “You can't affirm life with one hand and support an organization that kills people with the other.”

“As far as I'm concerned, anything they do in the way of drawing women in for any kind of service would simply be to acclimate them to their organization until they're ready to have an abortion,” she said.


So, apparently all of the ladies who receive annual exams at PP are just being reeled in until "they're ready to have an abortion." Interesting phrasing there, too, as if all of us who get our exams done at PP are just waiting for the day they can stand up and say, "I'm ready!"

LifeSite goes on to state that people who get abortions are more likely to get breast cancer -- a fact that is not backed up by any documented scientific study on their part. In fact, they claim the National Cancer Institute (NCI) supports their claim!

Problem is that until the Bush administration came into the White House, the NCI web site actually stated the opposite -- that there is no correlation between abortion and breast cancer. After Bush took office, this information disappeared from the site.

Medical experts, Congress, advocacy groups, et al., went crazy, prompting the NCI to revise its statement. It deemed studies not linking abortion to breast cancer "inconclusive." Maybe this is what the crazies are claiming supports their point? At any rate, this flip flopping was just fuel for the conservitive-crazy fire, who had been claiming the link as fact since the '90s.

As of now, however, the NCI have corrected themselves once again, this time stating:

In February 2003, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) convened a workshop of over 100 of the world’s leading experts who study pregnancy and breast cancer risk. Workshop participants reviewed existing population-based, clinical, and animal studies on the relationship between pregnancy and breast cancer risk, including studies of induced and spontaneous abortions. They concluded that having an abortion or miscarriage does not increase a woman’s subsequent risk of developing breast cancer.



Sometimes I just get too frustrated. Like with this LifeSite article. I just don't understand how people can believe these lies, just because it suits their agenda. I think that I'm going to start making things up to promote mine.

I mean, what's the difference between that and doctoring my resume to get a kickass job? Hell, I could doctor my resume and become a doctor. It's the same thing as people manipulating or making up data to further their agenda.

This just in: Supporting President Bush causes nasty boils. Scientists support it.

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at Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:35:00 PM Blogger Dane meets Simone said...

you wanna tell me you're STILL doctoring your resume???

 
at Wednesday, February 23, 2005 2:55:00 PM Blogger person x said...

like you aren't?!

 

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