(JC December 22), questions why the incidence of breast cancer varies so greatly.
Many studies suggest that abortion can be a trigger factor for breast cancer and statistics show that since 1970, as the number of abortions have risen in Britain, so has the incidence of breast cancer. Research shows that women who terminate a pregnancy before a first birth have a 50 per cent higher risk of breast cancer than women who do not.
Professor Joel Brind, professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College of the City University of New York, said in 1999: “A woman’s exposure to the hormones of early pregnancy is so great that just one interrupted pregnancy [through abortion] is enough to make a significant difference in her risk.”
Breast cancer is only one of a number of potential risks of abortion but it is not in the interests of the abortion industry to make this information available. Abortion, though not unsought, is prohibited in Jordan and Egypt. Could this explain why they have lower rates of breast cancer than Israel where abortion levels are so high? Edith Powney Newport, Isle of Wight