PC epi­demic?

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

“Oc­to­ber has been des­ig­nated Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month, and greater aware­ness is cer­tainly needed.[. . .]

“Un­for­tu­nately, for some groups, when it comes to breast can­cer, it is ‘Se­lec­tive Aware­ness’ month.

“The Na­tional Can­cer In­sti­tute (part of the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health) and some groups with an in­ter­est in ‘re­pro­duc­tive rights’ or breast can­cer re­search are keep­ing women in the dark about two risk fac­tors for breast can­cer: in­duced abor­tion and hor­monal con­tra­cep­tion.

“The chief rea­son women are not be­ing in­formed of th­ese risks is not a lack of ev­i­dence. It is an epi­demic of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness.

“The Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, the Na­tional Can­cer In­sti­tute and the Susan G. Komen Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion con­tinue to deny the link be­tween in­duced abor­tion and an in­creased risk of breast can­cer. They make no ef­fort to pub­li­cize (or they wholly ig­nore) the in­creased risk of breast can­cer as­so­ci­ated with oral con­tra­cep­tive use.”

— Susan E. Wills, writ­ing on “Fully Aware,” in the Oct. 28-Nov. 3 is­sue of the Na­tional Catholic Reg­is­ter

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