During this month where everyone is trying to bring to the forefront the importance of self examination, and early detection in the fight against breast cancer, I feel it is also important to make people aware of all the risk factors.
There is one that even the American Cancer Society itself has tried to deny repeatedly; the link between abortion and breast caner. In fact one of my high school classmates had a very heated exchange on my Facebook page the other day because I tried to post some information about this link. I believe that there is such a link because of all of the things I have read over the years, and not just because I am against abortion for moral reasons.
In 2009 the American Cancer Society finally began to soften its position, and under the weight of incontrovertible and verifiable proof, does now say that there is a link between abortion and increased risk of breast cancer. Read the article here.
I believe that women must understand and be aware of all risk factors in order to make informed decisions about their health choices.