It’s hardly the worst thing about them, but still, these kinds of results should obviously be mentioned in there somewhere if we are going to continue to believe (I use the term loosely) that women give their fully informed consent before undergoing abortions.
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new study done on women in Turkey who had abortions finds a 66 percent increased risk of contracting breast cancer as a result. The study is the latest to confirm that abortions cause significant adverse medical risks for women who have them, in addition to killing unborn children.
Yes, I know. Continuing an unwanted pregnancy also has consequences. But most people are usually aware of those (like, say, that there will most likely be a baby at the end). It’s not a question of which course of action is less risky so much as which one is right. And I for one believe that in virtually all cases, abortion isn’t the right course of action.
Update: Seems like tanning beds are also dangerous that way. Me, I can’t understand why anyone would want to squeeze into one of those tubes (OK, so I am claustrophobic), regardless of cancer risks.
Andrea adds: Both of these cancer links are no-brainers if you ask me. But one of them will be highly-contested. Intuitively, it makes sense that abortion would increase your risk of breast cancer. In totally non-scientific terms, it is my understanding that a woman’s body changes when she gets pregnant and part of that change involves increased hormone levels and a multiplication of breast cells. And when you abort, you are left with the multiplying cells (again, I’m not a doctor but isn’t that what cancer is?) and higher levels of hormones of the cancer-causing variety.
As for tanning beds, I have been known to use one once or twice in mid-February when you feel like winter will never end. But I gave it up when I realized if I am to get skin cancer, it should be because I spent time on the beach in Hawaii and not because I shut myself into a small, brightly lit, coffin-like tanning bed. Priorities, people.by