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Breast Cancer Among Young Women Almost Doubled From 1976 To 2009

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

SPACERtoo-many-mammograms-20130221By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times
February 26, 2013

Rebecca Johnson was 27 years old and had just graduated from medical school when she got the diagnosis: breast cancer. She thought she was a rare case, but then a few of her friends got it too. So did some friends of friends.

Was it all just a coincidence, or was breast cancer becoming more common in younger women?

“I really wondered,” said Johnson, now 44 and the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology program at Seattle Children’s Hospital. So she examined decades’ worth of data from the National Cancer Institute and made a disturbing find: Cases of younger women with advanced breast cancer have increased about 2% each year since the mid-1970s and show no signs of abating.

The results, published in Wednesday’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Assn., confirmed the suspicions of many oncologists who had noticed an uptick in patients younger than 40 with cancer that had spread to the bones, brain or lungs.

In 1976, 1.53 out of every 100,000 American women 25 to 39 years old was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, the study found. By 2009, the rate had almost doubled to 2.9 per 100,000 women in that age group — a difference too large to be a chance result.

“Most studies have failed to show an absolute increase,” said Dr. Benjamin Paz, a City of Hope Cancer Center surgeon who was not involved in the study. “Now, looking at a longer period of time, this study shows there’s clearly been an increase. It’s the first to do so.”

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One most often overlooked breast cancer link is contraceptives. A possible cause not mentioned in the article is the increased number of abortions, a warning that many in the pro-life movement have been alluding to for years. Number of breast cancer increases with increased number of abortions.

If you understand the effects of abortion on your body, you will understand why this study is of no surprise to me. An article by Dr. Gerard Nadal published over two years ago explains it in easy to understand language.

I bet that you can probably guess the age group of women that have the most abortions. According the the Guttmacher Institute, “More than half of American women obtaining abortions are in their 20s. Women aged 20–24 have the highest abortion rate of any age-group.” Given this information, it’s no wonder that breast cancer is on the rise in women 25-39.

Abortion Hurts Women! This is just another good example.

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What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

December 4, 2012

Contact: Allan E. Parker
210-614-7157
info@txjf.org

PRESS ADVISORY AND RELEASE

WHO: Experts Including Women Hurt By Abortion
WHAT: Media Briefing
WHERE: National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: December 4, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ISSUE: The Impact of Abortion on Women, Families, and Society

Washington, D.C. – On December 4, 2012, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., an impressive and diverse group of experts and witnesses with personal experience of abortion will present a three hour media briefing and background session on the topic: “What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?”

The purpose of the briefing is to provide access to a broad spectrum of experts, including women hurt by abortion, for news media preparing news stories regarding the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. All presenters will make their written statements available to be used in any format, without embargo. Presenters will provide evidence, documentation and background material that will assist all reporters in preparing thoughtful analytical pieces that present both sides of the issue of legalized abortion. The event is being hosted by The Justice Foundation.

Operation Outcry is a project of The Justice Foundation and has now collected over 5,200 legally admissible testimonies from women of how their abortion hurt them. Five of these women will present their individual abortion stories showing the diverse range of experiences of abortion and its aftermath. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited Operation Outcry’s testimonies for the proof that “some women come to regret aborting the infant life they once created and sustained…” “Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow.” Gonzales v. Carhart (2007).

Speakers include: (full bios will be available on www.40yearsafterabortion.org by Dec. 4)

“Abortion Hurt Me Personally and Millions of Others” – Carmen Pate (Senior Director of Community in Action with Truth in Action) and Operation Outcry Women Hurt by Abortion- Myra Myers, Rebecca Porter, Julie Thomas and Cindy Collins

“Scientific Evidence That Abortion Hurts Women” – Dr. Martha Shuping, MD, Psychiatrist

“Impact of Abortion on African-American Community” – Dr. Alveda King, National Spokesperson for Silent No More Awareness Campaign

“Impact of Abortion on Women’s Health, Millions of Pre-Term Births” – Dr. Freda McKissic Bush, MD, FACOG practicing OB-GYN in Jackson, Mississippi; Fellow in the American College OB-GYN

“Abortion Causes Breast Cancer” – Dr. Angela Lanfranchi MD FACS, Breast Cancer Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and certified by the American Board of Surgery; Co-Founder and President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

“Impact of Abortion on Men” – Kevin Burke, Rachel’s Vineyard Licensed social worker; Co-Author of “Redeeming A Father’s Heart-Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery”

“Abortion Has Corrosively Politicized the Supreme Court” – Allan Parker, Attorney and President, The Justice Foundation; Co-Host, “Faces of Abortion” Television Program; former Professor of Law

Jeanneane Maxon, VP of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel for Americans United
for Life;

“40 Years of Abortion Has Politicized Medicine and Science” – Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA; Diplomate Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the sub-specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; authored over 70 peer review articles in the Obstetric and Gynecologic literature

“Are We Better Off After 40 Years?” – Georgette Forney, Co-Founder of Silent No More Awareness Campaign

“Promises Unkept: 40 Years of Legal Abortion Has Failed to Lower Child Abuse, Crime, and Out of Wedlock Births” – Michael New, Assist. Professor of Political Science, Master’s degree in Statistics and a doctorate in Political Science from Stanford University in 2002

“Abortion in New York (Abortion Capital USA): Painful Lessons” – Christopher Bell, President, Good Counsel

“Abortion Has Caused Increased Violence Against Women” – Molly White, Founder and Director of Women for Life International – USA

“Abortion’s War on Possibility and the Beauty of Adoption” – Ryan Scott Bomberger, Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation (exposed the disproportionate impact of abortion in the Black community and the racism of Planned Parenthood; adoptee and adoptive father)

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What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

November 27, 2012

Contact: Allan E. Parker
210-614-7157
info@txjf.org

PRESS ADVISORY AND RELEASE

WHO: Experts Including Women Hurt By Abortion
WHAT: Media Briefing
WHERE: National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: December 4, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ISSUE: The Impact of Abortion on Women, Families, and Society

Washington, D.C. – On December 4, 2012, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., an impressive and diverse group of experts and witnesses with personal experience of abortion will present a three hour media briefing and background session on the topic: “What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?”

The purpose of the briefing is to provide access to a broad spectrum of experts, including women hurt by abortion, for news media preparing news stories regarding the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. All presenters will make their written statements available to be used in any format, without embargo. Presenters will provide evidence, documentation and background material that will assist all reporters in preparing thoughtful analytical pieces that present both sides of the issue of legalized abortion. The event is being hosted by The Justice Foundation.

Operation Outcry is a project of The Justice Foundation and has now collected over 5,200 legally admissible testimonies from women of how their abortion hurt them. Five of these women will present their individual abortion stories showing the diverse range of experiences of abortion and its aftermath. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited Operation Outcry’s testimonies for the proof that “some women come to regret aborting the infant life they once created and sustained…” “Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow.” Gonzales v. Carhart (2007).

Speakers include: (full bios will be available on www.40yearsafterabortion.org by Dec. 4)

“Abortion Hurt Me Personally and Millions of Others” – Carmen Pate (Senior Director of Community in Action with Truth in Action) and Operation Outcry Women Hurt by Abortion- Myra Myers, Rebecca Porter, Julie Thomas and Cindy Collins

“Scientific Evidence That Abortion Hurts Women” – Dr. Martha Shuping, MD, Psychiatrist

“Impact of Abortion on African-American Community” – Dr. Alveda King, National  Spokesperson for Silent No More Awareness Campaign

“Impact of Abortion on Women’s Health, Millions of Pre-Term Births” – Dr. Freda  McKissic Bush, MD, FACOG practicing OB-GYN in Jackson, Mississippi; Fellow in the  American College OB-GYN

“Abortion Causes Breast Cancer” – Dr. Angela Lanfranchi MD FACS, Breast Cancer  Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and certified by the American  Board of Surgery; Co-Founder and President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

“Impact of Abortion on Men” – Kevin Burke, Rachel’s Vineyard Licensed  social worker; Co-Author of “Redeeming A Father’s Heart-Men Share Powerful Stories  of Abortion Loss and Recovery”

“Abortion Has Corrosively Politicized the Supreme Court” – Allan Parker, Attorney and  President, The Justice Foundation; Co-Host, “Faces of Abortion” Television Program;  former Professor of Law

Jeanneane Maxon, VP of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel for Americans United  for Life;

“40 Years of Abortion Has Politicized Medicine and Science” – Dr. Byron C. Calhoun,  MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA; Diplomate Board Certified by the American Board of  Obstetrics and Gynecology in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the sub- specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; authored over 70 peer review articles in the  Obstetric and Gynecologic literature

“Are We Better Off After 40 Years?” – Georgette Forney, Co-Founder of Silent No More  Awareness Campaign

“Promises Unkept: 40 Years of Legal Abortion Has Failed to Lower Child Abuse, Crime, and Out of Wedlock Births” – Michael New, Assist. Professor of Political Science,  Master’s degree in Statistics and a doctorate in Political Science from Stanford  University in 2002

“Abortion in New York (Abortion Capital USA): Painful Lessons” – Christopher Bell, President, Good Counsel

“Abortion Has Caused Increased Violence Against Women” – Molly White, Founder and Director of Women for Life International – USA

“Abortion’s War on Possibility and the Beauty of Adoption” – Ryan Scott Bomberger, Chief  Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation (exposed the disproportionate impact of  abortion in the Black community and the racism of Planned Parenthood; adoptee and  adoptive father)

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October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Every time I see the pink ribbons, balloons, pink lemonade and everything else associated with the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I get sad because the link to breast cancer and abortions and contraceptives isn’t addressed in the campaign. I was invited to speak at a Breast Cancer Awareness event in Atlanta. I am so sorry that I was already booked for something else, because I really would have gone and passed out the ABC’s of breast cancer brochures and also “The Pill Kills.” I am so very glad that the Atlanta Archdiocese is stepping in and asking people not to support Komen because they still give money to Planned Parenthood. Please read the book PLANNED BULLYHOOD.

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Mrs. Obama Almost Makes You Forget That Her Husband Supports Killing Babies and Killing Natural Marriage. Almost…

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The First Lady of America took the grandstand last night in a rousing speech. As the emails flooded into my cache, with the pros and cons, I wrote back to one sincere young lady: “She looked beautiful and proves that she’s nearly as much a consummate skilled politician as her husband. She almost makes you forget that her husband supports killing babies and destroying natural marriage. Almost…”

In comparison to Mrs. Romney’s sincere and impassioned speech in support of her husband last week, Mrs. Obama’s speech was more glittering and glamorous. She skillfully moved through the controversial issues of abortion and homosexual marriage by drawing comparisons between the two leading candidates without ever mentioning her husband’s opponent’s name during the subtle attack on his candidacy.

Mrs. Obama’s efforts to pit the rich against the poor also fall short of the mark, when we consider that both candidates and their families are not poor people. The President and First Lady are not poor by a long shot. Both candidates also have humble beginnings in their ancestries. Neither the President nor the Governor have ancestors who have been slaves in America by the way.

What the First Lady didn’t mention is the high number of jobless families, and the astronomical debt her husband has run up in the name of entitlement during his tenure. This debt will fall on the backs of our children, at least those who don’t end up contracepted or aborted or not conceived in the first place.

However, after saying all of this, we can admit that both Mrs. Romney and Mrs. Obama have delivered stunning and memorable speeches in support and defense of their husbands. Women can be proud that two intelligent women are at the forefront of this year’s elections.

Women should also be very wary of an agenda that is very harmful to the female and family populations of America, which is the agenda that Mrs. Michelle Obama, the First Lady of America is promoting. The current administration supports programs and initiatives such as homosexual marriage and the HHS Mandate which delivers harmful chemical and medical procedures that are linked to strokes, heart attacks, breast cancer and a host of other ills that are harmful to the lives of babies and women.

The question that is continually being asked is: “What diseases do abortion and unnatural contraceptives cure?” Pregnancy and childbirth are not diseases, so how can abortion and harmful contraceptives help women? Who is on guard for the civil rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for women and babies who are being hurt, maimed and slaughtered in the name of birth control and abortion?

Of course, Mrs. Obama stayed away from these issues as much as she possibly could during her speech. It would be amazing if the women of America, if the voters of America could step away from the glory and the hype for a moment and put some of these questions before the First Lady and the President of the United States.

I’ll end with this one… All that glitters ain’t gold.

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All Abortion Risks Must Be Disclosed, Appeals Court Rules

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Argument to Invert Traditional Medical Standards Rejected

Springfield, IL (July 26, 2012) — A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that abortion providers can be required to disclose risks associated with abortion, even if the attending doctor believes the associated risk is only incidental to the abortion and not a direct result of it.

At issue was a South Dakota statute requiring abortionists to disclose to patients that women who have abortions are “at increased risk for suicide ideation and suicide.” This provision was challenged by Planned Parenthood, which argued that such a disclosure was untrue and misleading in the absence of irrefutable evidence that abortion is the direct cause of suicidal behavior.

Planned Parenthood admitted that numerous studies show a statistical association between abortion and suicide. For example, an eight-year study of the entire population of women in Finland found that the risk of suicide among women who aborted was six times higher in the following year than that of women who had given birth and three times higher than that of women who had not been pregnant.

But Planned Parenthood’s experts argued that such statistical associations did not prove a direct causal link between abortion and suicide. They argued that the higher rate of suicides might be due to prior psychological issues that predispose women who were already suicidal to have more abortions. If that were true, the observed statistical association would be incidental, not causal.

In an en banc ruling — a ruling from the entire bench instead of a panel of judges — the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Planned Parenthood’s argument in an 8-4 decision, observing that “[i]t is a typical medical practice to inform patients of statistically significant risks that have been associated with a procedure through medical research, even if causation has not been proved definitively.”

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Silent No More founders: From China, we can learn the truth about abortion and breast cancer

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2012

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

Janet Morana and Georgette Forney, co-founders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, today issued the following statement about a new study conducted in China that establishes an abortion-breast cancer link.

“This is a perfect time for a study that finds an abortion-breast cancer link to come out of China, while the world’s attention is still focused on the fate of forced abortion protester Chen Guangcheng,” Mrs. Morana and Mrs. Forney said. “Perhaps it’s time for an honest assessment of how this common surgical procedure – sold to American women and forced on unwilling Chinese women – is actually hurting all women.

The study reported in the Asian Pacific Journal of Breast Cancer Prevention concluded that “compared with women who had no history of induced abortion, women with a previous induced abortion had a significant increased risk of breast cancer.” For older women, the risk of developing breast cancer was even higher. To read the study, click HERE.

These findings were not unexpected.

“Medical professionals in the pro-life community in the United States have recognized the abortion breast cancer link for decades, but our ‘pro-choice’ culture can’t hear a bad word spoken about abortion,” the Silent No More co-founders said. “From China, where abortion is a tool of a repressive government, we can learn the truth. Abortion hurts women in so many ways. And one of those ways is that it increases the risk of breast cancer, which annually kills more than 39,000 women in the United States alone.

“Abortionists should be required by law to share this vital information with the women who come to them to end their pregnancies.”

Since the launch of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 4,845 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 865 gatherings in 48 states and 10 countries where more than 110,830 attendees have heard the truth about abortion’s negative aftereffects. More than 10,100 people representing 57 countries are registered to be Silent No More. Raising awareness about the hurtful aftermath of abortion and the help that is available to cope with the pain are two of the Campaign’s goals. The Campaign has over 1,300 testimonies posted here, with over 120 that are shared via video!

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

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HHS Abortifacient/Contraceptive/Sterilization Mandate is NOT HEALTHCARE –

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Hurts Women, Endangers Babies

There are eight law suits addressing the unconstitutionality of the HHS ACS MANDATE. Priests for Life has filed a compelling case against the mandate. See lawsuits against the HHS Mandate. There is no question about the fact that abortion kills babies. The United States Supreme Court also has read over 2,000 testimonies from women who have been harmed by abortion. Below is additional information about why abortifacients, contraceptives, sterilization and abortion are not good for women and/or babies.

WHY ABORTION AND ARTIFICIAL CONTRACEPTIVES ARE HARMFUL TO THE WOMEN

1. ABORTION AND ARTIFICIAL CONTRACEPTIVES ARE NOT HEALTH CARE.

A disproportionate number of women suffer medical side effects from abortions and use of artificial contraceptives.

2. The connection between contraception and abortion

Many in the pro-life movement versus anti-life debate are reluctant to make a connection between contraception and abortion. They insist that these are two very different acts–that there is all the difference in the world between contraception, which prevents a life from coming to be and abortion, which takes a life that has already begun.

To the contrary, with some contraceptives there is not only a link with abortion, there is an identity. Some contraceptives are abortifacients; they work by causing early term abortions. The IUD seems to prevent a fertilized egg–a new little human being- from implanting in the uterine wall. The pill does not always stop ovulation, but sometimes prevents implantation of the growing embryo. And, of course, the new RU-486 pill works altogether by aborting a new fetus, a new baby. Although some in the pro-life movement occasionally speak out against the contraceptives that are abortifacients, most generally steer clear of the issue of contraception. Almost no one talks about how the abortions and artificial birth control not only kill and/or prevent the birth of babies, they are very bad for women’s health. Both, for instance, are linked to breast cancer.

A gray area – forced or coerced sterilization. The most visible and classic case of forced sterilization is noted in the testimony of Elaine Riddick. Her case, and those of other women who were sterilized in North Carolina is currently being considered for litigation.

Women have been and are being sterilized without their knowledge. There are recent cases of women who were “treated” with placement of IUDs in their wombs without their knowledge. There are known side effects to sterilization and IUDs, and studies are being conducted regarding harmful effects of such.

3. How are abortion and artificial birth control linked to breast cancer?

Dr. Chris Kahlenborn’s new book: Breast Cancer, Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill is the culmination of seven years the author spent reviewing and analyzing more than 500 research studies and related works. It is very timely because of the breast cancer epidemic, which currently threatens every woman. Both abortion and artificial birth control are linked to breast cancer.

4. Are Black Women in a high risk category for the abortion/birth control/breast cancer link?

Yes. Research shows that induced abortion increases the risk of breast cancer more for some groups of women than for others. Black women, for example, have higher rates of breast cancer and tend to develop more aggressive cancers. There is also a greater risk in women who have had abortions if they were under age 18 at the time, if they do not have any more children after aborting, or if they have a family history of breast cancer.

In 2009, in a study of more than 50,000 African-American women, Boston University epidemiologist Lynn Rosenberg found a 65 percent increase in a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer among those who had ever taken the birth-control pill. The risk doubles for those who had used the contraceptive within the past five years and had taken it for longer than 10 years.

This unwelcome news doesn’t fit well into the wave of coverage of the pill’s 50th anniversary. A Newsweek columnist gushed that the pill “did more good for more people than any other invention of the 20th century.” In a cover story, Time magazine extolled the pill as “the means by which women untied their aprons, scooped up their ambitions and marched eagerly into the new age.” (True. Thanks, pill!) A commemorative MSN.com piece flatly asserted earlier this year that “taking the pill has no impact on breast cancer risk.”

Rosenberg’s findings question that assertion. She wanted to study black women because they have been underrepresented in cancer research so far, even though they suffer from higher rates of “triple negative” breast cancer. This relatively rare form of breast cancer, in which the tumors lack certain genes and so are not responsive to standard treatments like tamoxifen, confers the highest and fastest mortality. In Rosenberg’s work, it was these cancers that were linked to the pill. A number of other studies of women of multiple races support her data implicating the pill in breast cancer, including research done in New England; South Carolina; Long Island, N.Y.; and Scandinavia.

5. Why would black women have more breast cancer?

Breast cancer in the U.S. is more prevalent in young black women than in white women of equivalent age, and is the second leading cause of cancer death (after lung cancer) among black women. This may be a consequence of more common hormonal contraceptive use and/or a greater frequency of abortion among young black women. Black women who develop breast cancer generally have more aggressive cancers resulting in a shortened life expectancy.

It has been noted that while Black American’s make up approximately 13% or less of America’s population, nearly 33% of abortions reported since the passage of Roe v Wade in 1973 have occurred on Black Women. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, who also distributes free or low cost artificial abortion drugs has a highly targeted market to Black Women. So Black women are at a higher risk for abortions and breast cancer and other health related problems as a consequence of being marketed for the causes.

6. How could abortion cause breast cancer?

At the beginning of pregnancy there are great increases in certain hormone levels (eg estrogen, progesterone, and HCG) that support pregnancy. In response to these changes, breast cells divide and mature into cells able to produce milk. Abortion causes an abrupt fall in hormone levels, leaving the breast cells in an immature state. These immature cells can more easily become cancer cells.

Has this been proven? Yes. As of January 1999, 11 out of 12 studies in the United States, and 25 out of 31 studies worldwide, showed that women who experienced an induced abortion had an increased risk of breast cancer. In 1996 Joel Brind, PhD [1], assembled the results of all the studies up to that time. Brind concluded that women who have an abortion before their first full-term pregnancy have a 50% increased risk of developing breast cancer while those who have an abortion after their first full-term pregnancy have a 30% increased risk.

7. What does it mean to have “a 50% increased risk of developing breast cancer?”

A 50% increased risk means a 50% higher risk than someone would have otherwise. For example, if a person already had a 10% risk of developing breast cancer, then a 50% increase would bring the risk up to 15%.

8. How serious a problem is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the worldwide leading cancer in women and is the most common cause of cancer death for U.S. women age 20-59.In the U.S. every year about 175,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 43,000 women die from this disease. This means that about one U.S. woman out of eight will develop breast cancer at some time in her life and about one fourth of such women will die from this disease. Induced abortion, especially at a young age, markedly increases a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer. This risk is increased even further by other breast cancer risk factors such as synthetic hormones (including hormonal contraceptives like the Birth Control Pill, Norplant and Depo-Provera), family history of breast cancer, and others.

The U.S. has one of the highest rates of induced abortion and hormonal contraceptive use in the world, especially for young women. The breast cancer rate in the U.S. is rising, and will likely rise even higher once the latent period (the time it takes for cancer to develop) for these women has passed. Calculations based on available studies indicate that induced abortion may result in over 46,800 additional cases of breast cancer in the U.S. annually.

9. Abortion and Fibromyalgia

Psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Philip Ney relates the story of a patient of his who developed fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain without any apparent cause. He found that she had undergone an abortion just before this pain began, and since then, has developed a theory that in some cases, the pain of fibromyalgia may in fact be caused by chemicals released by the aborted baby’s flesh when it is torn apart. These chemicals cross the placenta, and lodge in the mother’s nervous system. In reality, she is feeling not her own pain, but that of her aborted child. We have not yet begun to understand all the implications of abortion, and of how destroying a child in the womb destroys the rest of us. Let’s pray that our society may forsake abortion and find healing.

10. Some Other Effects of Abortion on Post Abortive Women (Prepared by WEBA. Women Exploited by Abortion, as a warning to other women to avoid the risks of abortion surgery)

Physical Effects Psychological Effects

-Sterility –Guilt

-Miscarriages -Suicidal impulses

-Ectopic pregnancies -Mourning/Withdrawal

-Stillbirths -Regret/Remorse

-Bleeding and infections -Loss of confidence

-Shock and comas -Low self-esteem

-Perforated uterus -Preoccupation with death

-Peritonitus -Hostility/Rage

-Fever/Cold sweat -Despair/Helplessness

-Intense pain -Desire to remember birth date

-Loss of body organs -Intense interest in babies

-Crying/Sighing -Thwarted maternal instincts

-Insomnia -Hatred for persons connected with abortion

-Loss of appetite -Desire to end relationship with partner

-Exhaustion -Loss of sexual interest/Frigidity

-Weight loss -Inability to forgive self

-Nervousness -Nightmares

-Decreased work capacity -Seizures and tremors

-Vomiting -Feeling of being exploited

-Gastro-intestinal disturbances -Horror of child abuse

11. Additional Effects of Harm Caused by certain “reproductive health care” proceedures

-Premature Labor and Births due to weakened cervix, scarred and/or perforated uterine walls, etc. (Note: the IUD and surgical abortion procedures have been known to cut or scar the woman’s reproductive organs)

-Trauma to Mammary System

-Trauma to Reproductive System

-Exposure to STD germs where failure to properly sterilize instruments occur

-Permanent Sterility (leaving the woman no option to changing her mind later)

Conclusion: The Challenge of Linking Abortion and Contraception for those who respect life

Linking contraception and abortion pose a challenge to those who respect life. It may not be immediately obvious that there is any connection between contraception and abortion, but on further examination, a relationship between the two becomes apparent. Ignoring the issue of contraception leads to a lost opportunity to respect life to the fullest degree. Neither abortion nor artificial contraception are health care. There are at least three connections between contraception and abortion to consider:

1. Many contraceptives can directly cause early abortions.

2. Contraceptive use creates a perceived need for abortion as a “back-up.”

3. Contraceptive use causes a devaluation of human life.

4. Both abortions and artificial contraceptives are bad for women’s health.

End Notes:

Somehow, for political reasons, selfish gain, lack of knowledge and other variables, there are very obvious solutions that are not on the general or public radar.

BREAKING NEWS!

1. Women do not have to have unplanned or undesirable pregnancies in most cases. It is a scientific and medical fact that a woman can’t become pregnant if she is not ovulating. There are inexpensive ovulation kits on the market that women can obtain and exercise power and control over their right to get pregnant or not. A woman should have the right to say when she will and will not have sex. She should have the right and knowledge to control her reproductive rights.

2. There are natural and relatively inexpensive solutions for women who have irregular cycles and ovulation schedules. There is generally no need for invasive measures such as artificial drugs and such in these cases.

3. The $365 million a year, $1 million per day that our government tax dollars pay to Planned Parenthood who is the nation’s largest abortion provider does not provide information and resources regarding reproductive freedom regarding ovulation and pregnancy choices to women.

4. If women do not have sex when they ovulate, there is no reason for them to take harmful chemical and surgical birth control measures, many of which are known to cause heart attacks, strokes, exposure to possibility of cancer and other illnesses.

So the question is why is it so hard to break through the information barriers surrounding women’s health and reproductive rights? Could it be that people on each side of the isle, each side of the arguments have so much vested in their own interests that everyone has forgotten the women and the babies in the midst of the melee?

References:

1. http://www.slate.com/articles

2. https://www.google.com/search

3. http://www.priestsforlife.org/articles/abortionachoiceagainstwomen.html

4. http://onemoresoul.com/contraception/risks-consequences/breast-cancer-risk-from-abortion.html#more-178

5. www.silentnomoreawarenesscampaign.org

6. http://www.priestsforlife.org/blog/index.php/the-real-pain-of-abortion

7. http://rockcenter.msnbc.com/_news/

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A Teachable and Preachable Moment

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Friends, please read the articles at the links below. Janet Morana and I share several things in common. She, along with Georgette Forney, is a co-founder of Silent No More Awareness. I am a spokeswoman for SNMA. Janet was a school teacher for many years before she began her ministry for life with Priests for Life. Yours truly was a college professor for 19 years. Janet’s blog, teachable moment is truly just that. Then, there are the gag orders from the Army and the Department of Health and Human Services. Now, I join Janet in urging you to take positive action regarding Komen. Friends, we need to teach, preach, pray and act now! Please take a moment to read and then act. Follow the steps outlined in the second link! God bless you!

http://www.thecatholicviewforwomen.com/blog/

http://www.priestsforlife.org/alert/index1.aspx?id=25

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/u-s-military-silences-catholic-chaplains-from-speaking-out-against-obama-admin-ruling/

http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2012/02/military-issues-gag-order-on-catholics.html

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Pro-Life Statement on the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Today the Susan G. Komen Foundation made an announcement that appears as if they have reversed themselves on funding of Planned Parenthood.

It is unclear at this time if they have in fact reversed themselves.

What we know has happened this week was nothing short of a Mafia shakedown by Planned Parenthood against the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It was little more than a hostage-taking by an abortion bully.

Planned Parenthood told the Komen Foundation, “Either give us money or we will destroy you.” They were aided and abetted in this hostage-taking by the mainstream media.

Susan G. Komen withheld Planned Parenthood funding for two laudatory reasons: they do not fund groups under criminal investigation and they do not support groups that do not actually help women in need of breast health care.

Planned Parenthood is under legislative and criminal investigations all over this country. What’s more, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms even though they claim they do.

What Planned Parenthood did this week was unleash their multi-million dollar fury and political might against a group wholly unprepared for such a political attack. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a non-profit charity dedicated to curing breast cancer. Planned Parenthood is a political machine dedicated to attacking anyone and anything that stands in its way.

Planned Parenthood tried this week to utterly destroy the Susan G. Komen Foundaton and they were well on their way to doing just that. They made it abundantly clear they care more for abortion than for protecting women’s lives.

This is not the first time. When the country was debating national health care, Planned Parenthood was quite willing to kill the bill rather than allow even minor abortion restrictions in it. Later, Planned Parenthood pushed President Obama toward a government shutdown rather than allow Planned Parenthood funding restrictions in the federal budget.

Planned Parenthood has shown they care more about abortion and about protecting their funding streams than any other thing, including women’s lives.

At this point, pro-lifers should cease their support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We should wait and see what happens. We know there are five more Komen grants to Planned Parenthood in the pipeline. If any more come up, we will know we have lost and Planned Parenthood has won and we will take appropriate actions at that time.

Pro-lifers should not regret the work we have done over the past days on this issue. We should only regret we could not have done more to make Komen strong and able to fight off the thuggish abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.

We should pray for Nancy Brinker and her colleagues at the Susan G. Komen Foundation, that they have the strength to stop funding Planned Parenthood. We should turn all of our fire on Planned Parenthood and show them for the criminal enterprise they really are.

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