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Abortion Breast Cancer Link Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court - 04/10/19

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posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 06:37 PM
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer Criticizes Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear Lawsuit

To: National Desk

Contact: Karen Malec, Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, 1-877-803-0102,

WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, /Christian Wire Service/ -- The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer deplores the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear a false advertising lawsuit against Planned Parenthood. [1] Three plaintiffs in the case accused Planned Parenthood of making misleading representations concerning the safety of abortion and the evidence linking abortion with increased breast cancer risk.

The state court dismissed the case on the basis of California's Anti-SLAPP statute (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). The court inaccurately alleged there was insufficient scientific evidence and claimed the "plaintiffs did not have reasonable probability of success."

In their appeal to the Supreme Court, the plaintiffs claimed the statute violated first amendment rights. The Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case doesn't address the merits of the science.

"The court's decision is a miscarriage of justice," asserted Karen Malec, president of the coalition. "Women have the right to know the truth. Tragically, Pamela Colip, one of two plaintiffs who'd had an abortion, developed breast cancer last year."

There are recognized and contested breast cancer risks of abortion. Joel Brind, professor of endocrinology at Baruch College, provided an affidavit discussing one recognized risk. He said:

"... having a first full-term pregnancy before age 30 is protective against breast cancer, while aborting the pregnancy results in the loss of this protective effect. Research shows that even a one year delay of the first full-term pregnancy (including through abortion) results in an increased risk of death from breast cancer about ten times greater than the death rate associated with childbirth, which has been estimated by the American Medical Association at 9.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. If first childbirth is delayed by more than one year after the abortion, the risk of breast cancer (and therefore of death from breast cancer) is correspondingly greater." [2]

American women generally use abortion to delay a first birth. Abortions that occur before a first full term pregnancy or during adolescence when the breasts are still maturing are highly carcinogenic. [3,4] Estrogen overexposure starting early in a normal pregnancy causes normal and cancer-vulnerable cells to multiply. Estrogen can damage DNA. [5,6] However, women who have more children have a reduced risk because a third trimester process matures breast tissue into cancer-resistant tissue. [7,8]

"The abortion and the cancer fundraising industries value abortion and making money more than our lives," lamented Mrs. Malec. "They've protected political careers and kept women in the dark about the research for a half-century. The writing is on the wall. If society can't overcome its love affair with abortion, then we'll see our daughters die from this disease too."

Six medical groups recognize research showing that an abortion leaves a woman with more places in her breasts for cancer to start. [9]

Last year, a Pennsylvania woman won the nation's first malpractice settlement against an abortionist who failed to warn his patient about the risks of breast cancer and emotional harm. [10]

The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.


1. Agnes Bernardo, Pamela Colip and Saundra Duffy-Hawkins v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties.

2. Ibid.

3. Carroll P. Trends and Risk Factors in English Breast Cancer. British Journal of Cancer 2004;91 (Suppl. 1):S24 (abstract). Carroll's text and graphs available on the "Research" page at

4. Ownby H, Martino S, Roi L, et al. Interrupted pregnancy as an indicator of poor prognosis in T1,2, No, Mo primary breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1983;3:339-344.

5. Henderson BE, Ross R, Bernstein L. Estrogen is a cause of human cancer: The Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award Lecture. Cancer Res 1988;48:246-53.

6. Miller K. Estrogen and DNA damage: The silent source of breast cancer? J Natl Cancer Inst 2003;95:100-102.

7. Russo J, Rivera R, Russo IH. Influence of Age and Parity on the Development of the Human Breast. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 1992;23:211-218.

8. Russo J, Yun-Fu Hu Xiaoqi Yang, Russo I. Chapter 1. Developmental Cellular and Molecular Basis of Human Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2000;27:17-37.

9. Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, National Physicians Center for Family Resources, Catholic Medical Association, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Polycarp Research Institute, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.

10. Lynne, Diana. "Abortion doctor caves in lawsuit: Settlement given to patient for not warning about breast cancer risk," World Net Daily, October 23, 2003.

Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer P.O. Box 957133, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195 1-877-803-0102

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