Right to Life NZ has published a blog post railing against the NZ Cancer Society for refusing to amplify RTL’s spurious claim that abortion causes breast cancer, in a post entitled “The Inconvenient Truth – Abortion Breast Cancer Link”.
The truth is a great deal more inconvenient for RTL than it is for the following organisations whose research has repeatedly emphasised there is no link between abortion and breast cancer: the National Cancer Institute (USA), the American Cancer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, the German Cancer Research Centre, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the World Health Organisation.
The theory RTL refers to, about differentiation of breast tissue cells, is a theory first proposed in the 1980s, and still lacking supporting evidence.
The only researchers still touting this thoroughly rubbished theory are avowed anti-choicers.
Right to Life seemingly wonders why it cannot impose on the NZ Cancer Society to amplify its unsupported claims about abortion causing breast cancer. The reason is simple: the Cancer Society uses evidence-based research in the study and treatment of cancer, not hysterical propaganda.