American College of Pediatricians Alerts Women to Abortion Breast Cancer Link During Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

20 October 2020

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Breast cancer cases have risen dramatically in recent decades around the world, and 1 in 8 American women will face the diagnosis. In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) alerts women to the fact that elective abortion is directly linked to the rise in breast cancer. 

Dr. Jane Anderson, author of the ACPeds Reproductive Choices and Breast Cancer Risk position statement said, “Aborting a pregnancy prior to 8 months gestation significantly increases women’s risk for breast cancer. The greatest risk is found among women aborting their first child and those who have a family history of breast cancer.”

Multiple studies from around the world have confirmed the abortion breast cancer link. Induced abortion interferes with normal breast cell maturation during pregnancy and prevents breast cells from developing cancer resistance. Induced abortion actually leaves breast cells in a state of heightened vulnerability. In contrast, every child carried to term and every month of breastfeeding an infant, protects women against developing breast cancer. Influential medical organizations have relied on studies with important design flaws to deny the abortion breast cancer link. For more information see ACPeds full position statement.

About the American College of Pediatricians

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a national medical association of licensed physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. It was founded by a group of concerned physicians who saw the need for a pediatric organization that would not be influenced by the politically driven pronouncements of the day. The mission of the ACPeds is to enable all children to reach their optimal physical and emotional health and well-being. The ACPeds is committed to fulfilling its mission by producing sound policy, based upon the best available research, to assist parents and to influence society in the endeavor of childrearing. 

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