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Abortion Breast Cancer Link Explodes in Asia While West Covers It Up

Some epidemic diseases are caused by bacteria, the smallest of living things. Some are caused by viruses: rogue bits of DNA or RNA; non-living, but nonetheless infectious bits of destructive information. We are all familiar now, of course, with computer viruses that act in the same way.

Breast cancer, on the other hand, is one of those epidemic diseases believed not to be infectious. But infectious bits of destructive information are viruses indeed, and they don't need computers to be carriers. The bad information can be in any language.

Suppose one were to introduce cigarettes to a population that had never smoked, along with the instruction: Smoking cigarettes is not harmful to your health. That sentence, embodying false and destructive information, would just like a molecular virus surely cause an epidemic of lung cancer in due time, would it not?

Here's another example: Abortion does not increase your breast cancer risk. This particular strain of the safe abortion virus can be traced back to at least 1982 in Oxford, England, and it has now spread worldwide.

The awful news is it is now poised to claim the lives of millions of women in the worlds most populous nations. Let me explain why.

The ABC link essentially has two prongs. First, it is universally accepted that having a child decreases a womans risk of breast cancer, because the maturation of the cells in the breast into milk-producing cells renders them less susceptible to becoming cancerous

Second, pregnancy hugely increases the number of breast cells vulnerable to cancer. A live birth provides enough time for these progenitor cells to differentiate into more mature, more cancer-resistant cells.

Therefore, abortion leaves a womans breasts with more places for cancer to start than were there before the pregnancy began.

This latest study has the dubious distinction of showing by far the strongest ABC link ever observed: Women in Bengladesh who had an abortion were found to have a 20-fold increased risk of developing breast cancer!

Why such a high relative risk? That's because almost all women in Bengladesh get married and start having children before they are 21, and breast-feed all their children as well. Consequently, breast cancer has been almost unheard of in Bengladesh, until recently. [1]

Even a very conservative estimate results in some deeply troubling numbers for the worlds most populous nations. If abortion doubles a womans breast cancer from say, 2% to 4% lifetime risk that would add 2% lifetime risk. There are over a billion women in India and China alone. Two percent of a billion is 20 million! With a mortality rate of 50% (It's a lot higher in Asia than in the US), that makes 10 million women dying of breast cancer because they chose abortion!

Numbers like that are daunting enough to get the attention of top researchers at Harvard, who, 5 years ago in the flagship journal of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) acknowledged: China is on the cusp of a breast cancer epidemic. Of course they do not mention abortion. Instead they lament, some risk factors associated with economic development are largely unavoidable and call for urgent incorporation of this disease in future healthcare infrastructure planning. That mainly means mammograms and treatment facilities, not stopping the virus (denying the link between having an induced abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer) that spreads the safe abortion myth.

That the virus continues to be spread is evidenced by a ABC denial study from Denmark just published this past April. Christina Braener and colleagues, published their finding:Our study did not show evidence of an association between induced abortion and breast cancer risk.

This is not surprising because the way the study was constructed it was incapable of showing whether that is true or not. Specifically, they took a highly selected group of Danish women who were healthy until at least age 50 and only looked at their medical history for about 12 years after they joined the study.

Hence, even an average woman in the Danish population who'd had an abortion, would had to have survived cancer-free for almost 3 decades before even being eligible for the study! On top of that exclusion of most of the vulnerable population, they further restricted the study to only women who had at least one child, thus eliminating the women most at risk (since not having children is a strong risk factor for breast cancer).

One wonders when the world will finally wake to the unfolding breast cancer pandemic beginning to unfold before our eyes. The power of denial viruses continues to amaze.

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[1] Relative risk measures in the other Asian studies have been a bit more like those more commonly observed, e.g., 3.4-fold in Sri Lanka, 2.4 and 2.1 in two Chinese studies, 1.9 in an Indian study, 1.6 in an Iranian study and 1.3 in a Turkish study. (A relative risk greater than 1 indicates increased risk, e.g., 1.3 means 30% greater risk, 3.4 means 240% increased risk, etc..

The variation is great from county to country because the measure is relative, i.e., it depends on how common the disease is if abortion were not a factor. So in the Western world, the average is about 1.3 (a 30% increased risk), whereas it is more like 2 in Asia, where lifetime breast cancer risk is typically less than 2% if abortion were not a factor.

LifeNews Note: Joel Brind, Ph.D., is a professor of Biology and Endocrinology at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is a co-founder and Board Member of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute. This article originally appeared at NRL News Today


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Study: Abortion More Than Tripled Breast Cancer Risk for Sri Lankan Women

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) A new study out of Sri Lanka has found that women who had abortions more than tripled their risk of breast cancer.

The study focused on analyzing the association between the duration of breastfeeding and the risk of breast cancer.  But the researchers also reported other significant risk factors for breast cancer, such as passive smoking and being post-menopausal.  The highest of the reported risk factors was abortion.

The study, entitled "Prolonged breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer in Sri Lankan women: A case-control study," was led by Malintha De Silva and colleagues from the University of Colombo.

The researchers found that among women who breastfed for between 12-23 months there was a 66.3% risk reduction in comparison to those who had never breastfed and those who breastfed for between 0 and 11 months. The risk reduction climbed to 87.4% for those who breastfed for 24-35 months and 94% among women who breastfed for 36-47 months.

Dr. Joel Brind, an epidemiologist at the City University of New York, cautioned that the researchers do not clearly indicate whether they are referring specifically to induced abortions, as opposed to spontaneous abortions (miscarriage).  Requests for clarification have not yet been answered.

However, in the study the researchers compare their findings with other studies that focused on induced abortions, seeming to suggest that induced abortion was their focus.

According to Dr. Brind, an expert on the association of abortion and breast cancer, the findings are consistent with studies from other populations where abortion rates are low. He explained that in epidemiology, risk factors are best analyzed in places where the particular factor is less prevalent. Once most people have that factor, however, it is much more difficult to study its influence, since it is difficult to find anyone with whom to compare.

This study is consistent with the kind of data we used to see in China and Japan when abortion had a very low prevalence, he said.  But in China, where abortion has become rampant, research is now showing a higher risk of breast cancer following abortion.

Dr. Brind said that the studys raw data supports the conclusion about the abortion-breast cancer link.  But he criticized the paper about the study, which he said has some errors in it which should have been corrected on peer review.

Most significantly, he highlighted the researchers claim that a late age at first pregnancy strongly decreased the risk of breast cancer, which goes against all the other research over the last 50 years.  This is not a valid finding, he said, because the researchers actually miscalculated their own raw data.

Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, said that the study shows that "women who abort forfeit the protective effect of breastfeeding. 

The loss of that protective effect is incurred in addition to the effect of abortion leaving the breasts with more places for cancers to start.

Malec said that given the lack of routine mammograms in Sri Lanka, health professionals must focus on disease prevention, which would involve publicizing the link between abortion and breast cancer.

It is criminal that the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has covered up this risk for over a half century," she said.

However, she continued, "It's becoming increasingly difficult for the NCI to keep its fingers and toes in the dike, in large part because many researchers in other parts of the world do not depend on the agency for grants."

The Sri Lankan study is the fourth epidemiological study in the last 14 months to report an abortion-breast cancer link. The three other studies have come out of the U.S., China and Turkey.  Louise Brinton, a NCI branch chief, served as co-author in the U.S. study in which she and her colleagues admitted that "...induced abortion and oral contraceptive use were associated with increased risk of breast cancer." The authors cited a statistically significant 40% increased risk

Study Finds Half of Women on "Birth Control Shot" Suffer Bone Problems

GALVESTON, Texas, December 21, 2009 - Nearly half of women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), commonly known as the birth control shot, will experience high bone mineral density (BMD) loss in the hip or lower spine within two years of beginning the contraceptive, according to researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

The study, reported in the January 2010 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was the first to show that women on the birth control shot who smoke, have low levels of calcium intake and never gave birth are at the highest risk for BMD loss. The researchers also found that high risk women continued to experience significant losses in BMD during the third year of the use of the contraceptive injection, especially in the hip - the most common facture site in elderly women.

DMPA is an injected contraceptive administered to patients every three months. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, more than two million American women use the birth control shot, including approximately 400,000 teens. DMPA is relatively inexpensive compared with some other forms of contraception and doesn't need to be administered daily, which contributes to its popularity.

The study followed 95 DMPA users for two years. In that time, 45 women had at least five percent BMD loss in the lower back or hip. A total of 50 women had less than five percent bone loss at both sites during the same period.

By and large, BMD loss was higher in women who were current smokers, had never given birth and had a daily calcium intake of 600 mg or less - far below the recommended amounts. Moreover, BMD loss substantially increased among the women with all three risk factors.

The researchers followed 27 of the women for an additional year and found that those who experienced significant BMD loss in the first two years continued to lose bone mass.



The use of oral contraceptives is associated with increased risk of several serious conditions
including venous and arterial thrombotic and thromboembolic events (such as myocardial
infarction, thromboembolism, and stroke), hepatic neoplasia, gallbladder disease, and
hypertension. The risk of serious morbidity or mortality is very small in healthy women without
underlying risk factors. The risk of morbidity and mortality increases significantly in the
presence of other underlying risk factors such as certain inherited thrombophilias, hypertension,
hyperlipidemias, obesity and diabetes.

The Physical And Spiritual Effects Of Abortion

 

An prize winning essay detailing the many negative physical and emotional effects of abortion on the mother, by Alyssa Endres. Abortion is the knowing destruction of the life of an unborn child. But this is only part of the story as abortion also hurts the woman involved. Abortion affects women physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

When an abortion is performed on a woman, she becomes subject to many physical complications. Blood loss during the procedure causes diversion of blood flow to various organs and can result in shock. When the canal of the cervix is dilated, the insides of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and the abdominal cavity are exposed to invasion by bacteria. Abdominal infection can cause peritonitis and abscess formation. Severe hemorrhage often follows an abortion. Instruments can perforate the uterus causing injury, infection, and bleeding to internal organs.

Deaths from abortions, although rare, are usually from heavy bleeding from complications with anesthesia. Women who have abortions increase their risk of breast cancer by fifty percent, according to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Abortion of a first pregnancy interrupts the natural growth process of the breast, leaving millions of cells at a high risk.

It has been found that future pregnancy failure is increased by forty-five percent with just one previous abortion. Other complications are a greater risk of premature births, tubal pregnancy, sterility, and damage to the cervix. As a result of abortion, women suffer many physical injuries.

Not only do these women bear physical side effects, but they also suffer many emotional side effects. Among these are depression, long-term grief reactions, anger, sexual dysfunction, guilt, flashbacks, memory repression, suicidal ideas, and difficulty keeping close relationships.

In a new study by post-abortion researcher David Reardon, who operates the Elliot Institute for Social Sciences Research in Springfield, Illinois, it was found that twenty-eight percent of women who had abortions later attempted suicide, and over half of these women did so more than once. Drug and alcohol abuse increased four times among women who aborted compared to those who carried to term. Ninety-eight percent of women regretted having had an abortion. Seventy-two percent of women said their abortion did not improve their life. Twenty percent of post-abortive women reported a nervous breakdown, and ten percent were hospitalized for psychiatric care. Of the two hundred and sixty women surveyed, over sixty percent said their abortion made their life worse.

In addition, abortion hurts women spiritually because it is not simply a process of evacuating the contents of a uterus, but the ending of a human life. God states in the sixth commandment, Thou shall not murder. Each baby is created by God and is part of His plan as stated in Psalms 139:13-14, You made all the delicate inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother?s womb... you saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe... Human life does not begin when the baby breathes, or when its heart begins to beat, buts its life is continuous and inherited.

Life is passed from family to family and recorded in the Bible back to the first human beings created by God, Adam and Eve. Professor Garret Hardin, Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, stated Life ends often, but it never begins. It is just passed from one cell to another. All biologists...are in agreement with that... When a women interrupts God?s plan of life through abortion, she may suffer spiritual void and separation from God.

Not only do abortions end the life of a baby, but they also have harmful physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of the women involved. We need to protect and value all human life from the moment of conception to natural death. The future of America and our world rest on that.

            

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DMPA, more commonly known as Depo Provera, is a reversible method of prescription birth control. Also known as the Depo Shot or the birth control shot, this method is available through injection. The "D" stands for depot -- the solution in which the hormone is suspended.


How it Works:
Depo Provera slowly releases the synthetic form of progesterone medroxyprogesterone acetate and protects against pregnancy for a period of 11 to 14 weeks. This method prevents ovulation, so there is no egg available for a sperm to fertilize. It also works by thickening cervical mucus, which makes it harder for sperm to swim through. The progestin in Depo Provera can thin out or prevent the growth of uterine tissue. This makes it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant into the uterine wall since there is not enough lining there to receive it.


How It Is Used:
Currently, there are two different versions of DMPA. With the exception of the few differences noted below, both injections work the same way and provide the same level of pregnancy protection.

�Depo Provera Injection: The original Depo Provera formula must be injected into a muscle and is injected into either the buttock or upper arm. You must have a shot 4 times a year (every 11 to 13 weeks) to maintain Depo Provera�s high effectiveness rate, and you are protected from pregnancy immediately after receiving each dose. This option contains 150 mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate.


�Depo-subQ Provera 104 Injection: This is the newer version of the original Depo shot. Depo-subQ Provera 104 contains 31 percent less hormone than the original Depo shot (104 mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate). Because it has a lower dose of progestin, it may lead to fewer progestin-related side effects. The subQ stands for subcutaneous, which means this newer shot only has to be injected under the skin (not into a muscle), so it has a smaller needle and may cause less pain. Depo-subQ Provera 104 must be injected into the thigh or abdomen 4 times a year (every 12 to 14 weeks). It also provides immediate pregnancy protection.


Disadvantages:

The package insert contains a black box warning about possible bone loss: "Women who use Depo Provera may lose significant bone mineral density (BMD)." BMD measures how much calcium is stored in the bones. Using this method over time can result in a calcium loss, but calcium starts to return once this method is stopped.


Many women stop using Depo Provera during the first year of use due to irregular bleeding (spotting) and/or prolonged bleeding, which are especially common during the first 3 months of use.


In clinical studies, about 6 percent of women experienced skin reactions in the area where they got their shot. The skin around the injection may get dimpled or feel lumpy.


Pfizer recommends that a woman stop her Depo Provera injections one year before she wishes to become pregnant. This is because it takes an average of nine to 10 months (sometimes more than a year) to regain fertility and begin ovulating after receiving the last shot.During the first year of use, most Depo Provera users experience an average weight gain of 3.5 to 5 pounds.Some women report mild pain associated with the injection.


Unfortunately, there is no way to stop the side effects that could result from Depo Provera. They may continue until the injection wears off (12 to 14 weeks).

Less Common Side Effects include: change in sex drive, depression, nervousness, dizziness, nausea, change of appetite, headaches, skin rash or spotty darkening of the skin, sore breasts, hair loss and/or increased hair on the face or body

Depo Provera is not recommended for women who:

Have breast cancer.

Are taking medicine for Cushing's syndrome.

Have some of the following risk factors for osteoporosis: bone disease, excessive alcohol or smoking, a family history of osteoporosis, anorexia and/or use of steroid drugs. Have unexplained bleeding from the vagina.


Adolescent girls - since this is a critical period for bone mineralization.


Will not be able to tolerate irregular bleeding or loss of a period.
Want to become pregnant within the next year.


SEASONIQUE
CONTRAINDICATIONS

Oral contraceptives should not be used in women who currently have the following conditions:
Thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
A past history of deep vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders
Cerebrovascular or coronary artery disease (current or history)
Valvular heart disease with thrombogenic complications
Diabetes with vascular involvement
Headaches with focal neurological symptoms
Major surgery with prolonged immobilization
Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast or personal history of breast cancer
Carcinoma of the endometrium or other known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia
Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
Cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy or jaundice with prior pill use

 

THE AFTER EFFECTS OF ABORTION 
 

ABORTION AS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court struck down every federal, state, and local law regulating or restricting the practice of abortion. This action was based on the premise that the states no longer had any need to regulate abortion because the advances of modern medicine had now made abortion "relatively safe." Therefore, the Justices concluded, it is unconstitutional to prevent physicians from providing abortions as a "health" service to women.

National abortion policy is built upon this judicial "fact" that abortion is a "safe" procedure. If this "fact" is found to be false, then national policy toward abortion must be re-evaluated. Indeed, if it is found that abortion may actually be dangerous to health of women, there is just cause for governments to regulate or prohibit abortion in order to protect their citizens. This is especially true since over 1.5 million women undergo abortions each year.

Since the Court's ruling in 1973, there have been many studies into the aftereffects of abortion. Their combined results paint a haunting picture of physical and psychological damage among millions of women who have undergone abortions.
 

THE PHYSICAL COMPLICATIONS OF ABORTION

National statistics on abortion show that 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (20%) were considered major.

Over one hundred potential complications have been associated with induced abortion. "Minor" complications include: minor infections, bleeding, fevers, chronic abdominal pain, gastro-intestinal disturbances, vomiting, and Rh sensitization. The nine most common "major" complications are infection, excessive bleeding, embolism, ripping or perforation of the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, and endotoxic shock.

In a series of 1,182 abortions which occurred under closely regulated hospital conditions, 27 percent of the patients acquired post-abortion infection lasting 3 days or longer.

While the immediate complications of abortion are usually treatable, these complications frequently lead to long-term reproductive damage of much more serious nature.

For example, one possible outcome of abortion related infections is sterility. Researchers have reported that 3 to 5 percent of aborted women are left inadvertently sterile as a result of the operation's latent morbidity. The risk of sterility is even greater for women who are infected with a venereal disease at the time of the abortion.

In addition to the risk of sterility, women who acquire post-abortal infections are five to eight times more likely to experience ectopic pregnancies. Between 1970-1983, the rate of ectopic pregnancies in USA has risen 4 fold.4 Twelve percent of all maternal deaths due to ectopic pregnancy.2 Other countries which have legalized abortion have seen the same dramatic increase in ectopic pregnancies.

Cervical damage is another leading cause of long term complications following abortion. Normally the cervix is rigid and tightly closed. In order to perform an abortion, the cervix must be stretched open with a great deal of force. During this forced dilation there is almost always caused microscopic tearing of the cervix muscles and occasionally severe ripping of the uterine wall, as well.

According to one hospital study, 12.5% of first trimester abortions required stitching for cervical lacerations. Such attention to detail is not normally provided at an outpatient abortion clinic. Another study found that lacerations occurred in 22 percent of aborted women.1 Women under 17 have been found to face twice the normal risk of suffering cervical damage due to the fact that their cervixes are still "green" and developing.

Whether microscopic or macroscopic in nature, the cervical damage which results during abortion frequently results in a permanent weakening of the cervix. This weakening may result in an "incompetent cervix" which, unable to carry the weight of a later "wanted" pregnancy, opens prematurely, resulting in miscarriage or premature birth. According to one study, symptoms related to cervical incompetence were found among 75% of women who undergo forced dilation for abortion.

Cervical damage from previously induced abortions increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and complications of labor during later pregnancies by 300 - 500 percent.12,15,19,33 The reproductive risks of abortion are especially acute for women who abort their first pregnancies. A major study of first pregnancy abortions found that 48% of women experienced abortion-related complications in later pregnancies. Women in this group experienced miscarriages for every one live birth.19 Yet another researcher found that among teenagers who aborted their first pregnancies, 66% subsequently experienced miscarriages or premature birth of their second, "wanted" pregnancies.

When the risks of increased pregnancy loss are projected on the population as a whole, it is estimated that aborted women lose 100,000 "wanted" pregnancies each year because of latent abortion morbidity.23 In addition, premature births, complications of labor, and abnormal development of the placenta, all of which can result from latent abortion morbidity, are leading causes of handicaps among newborns.16 Looking at premature deliveries alone, it is estimated that latent abortion morbidity results in 3000 cases of acquired cerebral palsy among newborns each year. 23,33 Finally, since these pregnancy problems pose a threat to the health of the mothers too, women who have had abortions face a 58 percent greater risk of dying during a later pregnancy.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ABORTION

Researchers investigating post-abortion reactions report only one positive emotion: relief. This emotion is understandable, especially in light of the fact that the majority of aborting women report feeling under intense pressure to "get it over with."

Temporary feelings of relief are frequently followed by a period psychiatrists identify as emotional "paralysis," or post-abortion "numbness." Like shell-shocked soldiers, these aborted women are unable to express or even feel their own emotions. Their focus is primarily on having survived the ordeal, and they are at least temporarily out of touch with their feelings.

Studies within the first few weeks after the abortion have found that between 40 and 60 percent of women questioned report negative reactions. Within 8 weeks after their abortions, 55% expressed guilt, 44% complained of nervous disorders, 36% had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decision, and 11% had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor.

In one study of 500 aborted women, researchers found that 50 percent expressed negative feelings, and up to 10 percent were classified as having developed "serious psychiatric complications.

Thirty to fifty percent of aborted women report experiencing sexual dysfunctions, of both short and long duration, beginning immediately after their abortions.23,8 These problems may include one or more of the following: loss of pleasure from intercourse, increased pain, an aversion to sex and/or males in general, or the development of a promiscuous life-style.

Up to 33 percent of aborted women develop an intense longing to become pregnant again in order to "make up" for the lost pregnancy, with 18 percent succeeding within one year of the abortion. Unfortunately, many women who succeed at obtaining their "wanted" replacement pregnancies discover that the same problems which pressured them into having their first abortion still exist, and so they end up feeling "forced" into yet another abortion.

In a study of teenage abortion patients, half suffered a worsening of psychosocial functioning within 7 months after the abortion. The immediate impact appeared to be greatest on the patients who were under 17 years of age and for those with previous psychosocial problems. Symptoms included: self-reproach, depression, social regression, withdrawal, obsession with need to become pregnant again, and hasty marriages. 

The best available data indicates that on average there is a five to ten year period of denial during which a woman who was traumatized by her abortion will repress her feelings. During this time, the woman may go to great lengths to avoid people, situations, or events which she associates with her abortion and she may even become vocally defensive of abortion in order to convince others, and herself, that she made the right choice and is satisfied with the outcome. In reality, these women who are subsequently identified as having been severely traumatized, have failed to reach a true state of "closure" with regard to their experiences.

Repressed feelings of any sort can result in psychological and behavioral difficulties which exhibit themselves in other areas of one's life. An increasing number of counselors are reporting that unacknowledged post-abortion distress is the causative factor in many of their female patients, even though their patients have come to them seeking therapy for seemingly unrelated problems.

Other women who would otherwise appear to have been satisfied with their abortion experience, are reported to enter into emotional crisis decades later with the onset of menopause or after their youngest child leaves home.

Numerous researchers have reported that postabortion crises are often precipitated by the anniversary date of the abortion or the unachieved "due date. These emotional crises may appear to be inexplicable and short-lived, occurring for many years until a connection is finally established during counseling sessions.

A 5 year retrospective study in two Canadian provinces found that 25% of aborted women made visits to psychiatrists as compared to 3% of the control group.5

Women who have undergone post-abortion counseling report over 100 major reactions to abortion. Among the most frequently reported are: depression, loss of self-esteem, self-destructive behavior, sleep disorders, memory loss, sexual dysfunction, chronic problems with relationships, dramatic personality changes, anxiety attacks, guilt and remorse, difficulty grieving, increased tendency toward violence, chronic crying, difficulty concentrating, flashbacks, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities and people, and difficulty bonding with later children.

Among the most worrisome of these reactions is the increase of self-destructive behavior among aborted women. In a survey of over 100 women who had suffered from post-abortion trauma, fully 80 percent expressed feelings of "self-hatred." In the same study, 49 percent reported drug abuse and 39 percent began to use or increased their use of alcohol. Approximately 14 percent described themselves as having become "addicted" or "alcoholic" after their abortions. In addition, 60 percent reported suicidal ideation, with 28 percent actually attempting suicide, of which half attempted suicide two or more times.

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31. Wilke, Handbook on Abortion, (Cincinnati, Hayes Publishing Co., 1979).

32. Wren, "Cervical Incompetence--Aetiology and Management", Medical Journal of Australia (December 29, 1973), vol.60.

33. Wynn and Wynn, "Some Consequences of Induced Abortion to Children Born Subsequently", British Medical Journal (March 3, 1973), and Foundation for Education and Research in Child Bearing (London, 1972).

34. United States Supreme Court, Roe v Wade, U.S. Reports, October Term, 1972, 149,163.

35. Zimmerman, Passage Through Abortion (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1977). 

 

WARNING: Smoking cigarettes while using this medication increases your chance of having heart problems. Do not smoke while using this medication. The risk of heart problems increases with age (especially in women greater than 35 years of age) and with frequent smoking (15 cigarettes per day or greater).

USES: This medication is used to prevent pregnancy or to regulate your menstrual cycle. Certain brands of birth control pills may be used for treating acne or as a "morning after" pill for emergency contraception. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Use of this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).

HOW TO USE: Take this medication with food or immediately after a meal to prevent stomach upset. Try to take this medication at the same time each day. This may help you to remember to take it. Learn proper use of your particular brand of medication. Follow your dosing schedule carefully. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Use a supplemental form of birth control during the first week of taking this medication since it takes a while to be effective. Follow your doctor's directions exactly if this drug is being used as a "morning after" pill.

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, stomach upset, bloating, or nausea. If these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: severe depression, groin or calf pain, sudden severe headache, chest pain, shortness of breath, lumps in the breast, weakness or tingling in the arms or legs, yellowing of the eyes or skin. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES


PRECAUTIONS: Before you take this medication, tell your doctor your entire medical history, including family medical history, especially: asthma, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, history of jaundice (yellowing skin/eyes) or high blood pressure during pregnancy, excessive weight gain or fluid retention during menstrual cycle, blood clots, heart attack, seizures, migraine headaches, breast cancer, high blood level of cholesterol or lipids (fats), diabetes, depression. Depending on strength, this drug may cause a patchy, darkening of the skin on the face (melasma). Higher strengths are more likely to cause melasma. Sunlight may intensify this darkening and you may need to avoid prolonged sun exposure and sunlamps. Consult your doctor regarding use of sunscreens and protective clothing. It may take a long time for you to become pregnant after you stop taking birth control pills. Consult your doctor. Do not smoke cigarettes. Birth-control pills slightly increase your risk of strokes, blood clots, high blood pressure, heart attacks, gallbladder disease, vision problems, and liver tumors. Cigarette smoking (especially 15 or more cigarettes daily) and age (women older than 35/smokers or 40/nonsmokers years of age) further increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure and heart attacks. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the patient labeling which explains these risks in more detail. Consult your doctor for any questions, including possible use in nonsmokers over 40 years of age. If you are near-sighted or wear contact lenses, you may develop vision problems. Also, your tolerance of the lenses may decrease. Contact your eye doctor if these problems occur. If you will be having surgery, be confined to a chair or bed for a long period of time (e.g., a long plane flight), or have recently delivered a baby, notify your doctor beforehand. Special precautions may need to be taken in these circumstances while you are taking this drug. This drug must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. This medication passes into breast milk. This may affect milk production and may have harmful effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Abortion May Increase Risk of Autoimmune Disease

 

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, June 17, 2010  Surgical abortion may increase the likelihood of certain autoimmune diseases, according to a new report by Dr. Ralph P. Miech of Brown University.

Fetal microchimerism - the transfer of fetal cells into the bloodstream of the mother, whence they may be grafted on to bone marrow or other tissues - is the key link between abortion and autoimmune disease, says Miech. 

The researcher pointed out that as the placenta is destroyed during a surgical abortion, there is an increased "fetal-to-maternal transfer of fetal ... cells." These fetal cells may persist in the mothers body for decades.

"Activation of hibernating fetal microchimeric cells," Dr. Miech writes, has "been postulated to result in the initiation of an autoimmune disease."

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues and cells as if they were foreign.  Certain triggers, Dr. Miech states, may activate the "fetal microchimeric immune cells to attack the maternal host cells, resulting in an autoimmune disease," although these triggers "have not yet been definitely identified."

This would explain why women during their reproductive and post-reproductive years are more likely than men to develop many chronic autoimmune diseases.  According to Dr. Miech, such diseases have "had for decades an unexplainable increasing incidence."

"The consistently rising incidence of auto-immune diseases in women over the past four decades may be attributed to the increase in the utilization of abortion," he says.

Dr. Miech has also performed research linking the abortion drug RU 486 to a rare bacterial infection.

In that research, Dr. Miech showed that the anti-progesterone effects of Mifepristone cause changes in the cervix that allow C. sordellii, a common vaginal bacteria, to enter the cervical canal. C. sordellii thrives in this low-oxygen environment and derives nutrition from the decaying fetal tissue, leading to infection.

ELLAONE

Breast-feeding is not recommended in the 36 hours following Ellaone intake: if you take Ellaone while
breast-feeding, you should breast-feed your baby immediately before taking the Ellaone tablet, then
pump and discard your milk for 36 hours after Ellaone intake. Breast-feeding can be resumed after
36 hours.

Driving and using machines
After Ellaone intake, some women experience dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and/or disturbance
in attention (see paragraph 4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS): do not drive or use machines if you
experience these symptoms.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Ellaone
Ellaone contains lactose monohydrate. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

Very common side effects:
- abdominal (tummy) pain
- menstrual disorders (irregular vaginal bleeding, premenstrual syndrome, uterine cramps)
Common side effects:
- headache, tiredness, dizziness
- feeling sick, vomiting, indigestion
- menstrual cramps (so called dysmenorrhoea), heavy/prolonged periods, unexpected vaginal
bleeding
- muscle cramps, back pain
- mood swings
- infection (e.g. nose/throat infection or urinary tract infection)

Uncommon side effects:
- breast pain, vaginal pain or itching, vaginal discharge, decreased / increased libido
- hot flushes
- diarrhoea, constipation, appetite changes, flatulence, frequent urination
- dry mouth
- pain, muscle and bone pain, trembling
- blurred vision
- anxiety, trouble sleeping, sleepiness, depression, irritability
- acne, itching and skin rash

Rare side effects:
- acid reflux, swollen tongue, toothache, taste disturbance
- attention deficit, lack of energy, vertigo
- rupture of a pre-existing ovarian cyst
- chills, inflammation, feeling ill, fever, thirst
- chest discomfort
- cough, dry throat, dehydration
- nose bleeds, sinus congestion
- hives
- coloured urine, renal pain and kidney stones

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, healthcare provider or pharmacist.

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Contact: Karen Malec, 847-421-4000

Date: January 6, 2010

 

2nd Breast Cancer Scandal: National Cancer Institute Researcher Louise Brinton Reverses Position, Finally Admits Abortion Raises Breast Cancer Risk in Study that Fingers Oral Contraceptives as a Probable Cause of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Study is 9 months old, but still no warnings from cancer establishment

Less than two months since the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force issued new guidelines recommending against routine mammograms for women in their forties, a second breast cancer scandal involving a U.S. government panel of experts has come to light which has implications for healthcare reform.

An April 2009 study by Jessica Dolle et al. of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center examining the relationship between oral contraceptives (OCs) and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in women under age 45 contained an admission from U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) researcher Louise Brinton and her colleagues (including Janet Daling) that abortion raises breast cancer risk by 40%. [1]

Additionally, Dolle's team showed that women who start OCs before age 18 multiply their risk of TNBC by 3.7 times and recent users of OCs within the last one to five years multiply their risk by 4.2 times. TNBC is an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality.

"Although the study was published nine months ago," observed Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, "the NCI, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other cancer fundraising businesses have made no efforts to reduce breast cancer rates by issuing nationwide warnings to women."

Brinton was the chief organizer of the 2003 NCI workshop on the abortion-breast cancer link, which falsely assured women that the non-existence of the link was "well established." [2]

Dolle's team reported in Table 1 a statistically significant 40% risk increase for women who have had abortions. They listed abortion among "known and suspected risk factors."

Brinton and Daling had previously studied this population from the Seattle-Puget Sound area in the 1990s and reported risk increases between 20% and 50% among women with abortions. [3,4] In the 2009 study, they and their co-authors wrote that their findings concerning induced abortion, OC use and certain other risk factors, "were consistent with the effects observed in previous studies on younger women."

"Obviously, more women will die of breast cancer if the NCI fails in its duty to warn about the risks of OCs and abortion and if government funds are used to pay for both as a part of any healthcare bill," said Mrs. Malec.

A brief analysis of the study (click here), Dolle et al. 2010, was provided by Dr. Joel Brind, professor of biology and endocrinology and deputy chair for biology at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Last year, studies from Turkey and China also reported statistically significant risk increases for women who had abortions. [5,6]

The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.

 

References:

 1. Dolle J, Daling J, White E, Brinton L, Doody D, et al. Risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer in women under the age of 45 years. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009;18(4)1157-1166.   http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/download/Abortion_Breast_Cancer_Epid_Bio_Prev_2009.pdf

2. "Summary Report: Early Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer," U.S. National Cancer Institute, March 4, 2003. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/ere-workshop-report

3. Daling JR, Malone DE, Voigt LF, White E, Weiss NS. Risk of breast cancer among young women: relationship to induced abortion. J Natl Cancer Inst1994;86:1584-1592. White E, Malone KE, Weiss NS, Daling JR. Breast cancer among young US women in relation to oral contraceptive use. J Natl Cancer Inst 1994;86:505-514.

4. Daling JR, Brinton LA, Voigt LF, et al.  Risk of breast cancer among white women following induced abortion. Am J Epidemiol 1996;144:373-380.

5. Ozmen V, Ozcinar B, Karanlik H, Cabioglu N, Tukenmez M, et al.  Breast cancer risk factors in Turkish women aUniversity Hospital based nested case control study. World J of Surg Oncol 2009;7:37.

6. Xing P, Li J, Jin F. A case-control study of reproductive factors associated with subtypes of breast cancer in Northeast China. Humana Press, e-publication online September 2009.

Birth control use by women with common vein condition raises deadly blood clot risk to 1,700%

August 10, 2011   While use of the birth control pill raises the risk of deadly blood clots by 500 percent, the risk shoots to over 1,700 percent for U.S. women with a common vein malformation, California researchers have found.

In the study published by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Lawrence Hofmann and his team noted that up to 25 percent of the population has a vein malformation or narrowing, known as stenosis, in the left common iliac vein.

Comparing 35 women with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that is potentially fatal, against 35 women without the condition, the Stanford group found the risk of DVT in women with a 70 percent venous stenosis who also use combined-oral contraceptives (COC) containing both the hormones estrogen and progestin   to be nearly 18 times greater. This finding compares with a risk 3.5 times for women with venous stenosis and 5 times for women with COC-use.

The study drew its conclusion using computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to evaluate women with DVT, and comparing the women to an equal number of women of the same age who came to the emergency room with abdominal pain.

The researchers noted that about 1 to 3 young women among every 10,000 who are not taking oral contraceptives will develop DVT every year. That risk is 6 times greater for young women who take the Pill for a year.

According to Reuters, approximately 12 million women in the U.S. use the COC form of birth control pill.

The California researchers recommended further studies to investigate their conclusion and its potential clinical implications. 

Commenting on the Stanford study, National Catholic Bioethics Center Director of Education Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk told Life Site News, I knew a pharmacologist who was fond of reminding his students: no drug has just one effect. The contraceptive Pill exemplifies this.

Medicine is oriented towards restoring lost or compromised function, Father Pacholczyk said. The Pill, when used for contraceptive purposes, does not constitute medicine in the proper sense of the term; it rather represents a decision on the part of the medical community to collude with a patient population in pursuing non-medical ends and morally problematic lifestyle agendas that threaten marriage, fidelity, and the chastity of young people.

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

.Article in Press
Common iliac vein stenosis: A risk factor for oral contraceptive-induced deep vein thrombosis


Common iliac vein stenosis: A risk factor for oral contraceptive-induced deep vein thrombosis
Keith T. Chan, MD
AffiliationsDepartment of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5642
, Grace A. Tye, MD
AffiliationsDepartment of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5642
, Rita A. Popat, PhD
AffiliationsDepartment of Health Research and Policy, Division of Epidemiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5405
, William T. Kuo, MD
AffiliationsDepartment of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5642
, Kamil Unver, BE/MBiomedE
AffiliationsDepartment of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5642
, Nishita Kothary, MD
AffiliationsDepartment of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5642
, Daniel Y. Sze, MD, PhD
AffiliationsDepartment of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5642
, Lawrence V. Hofmann, MD
AffiliationsDepartment of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5642Correspondence to: Dr. Lawrence V. Hofmann, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Dr., Suite H-3630, Stanford CA 94305-5642. Phone: (650) 725-5202.
Received 9 December 2010; received in revised form 14 May 2011; accepted 28 June 2011. published online 11 July 2011.
Accepted Manuscript

Abstract PDF.Abstract
Objective
To determine if women with significant left common iliac vein stenosis who also use combined oral contraceptives (COC) have a combined likelihood of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) greater than each independent risk.

Study Design
A case-control study comparing 35 women with DVT against 35 age-matched controls. Common iliac vein diameters were measured from CT and MR imaging. Logistic regression modeling was used with adjustment for risk factors.

Results
DVT was associated with COC-use ( p =.022) and with increasing degrees of common iliac vein stenosis ( p=.004). Compared to women without venous stenosis or COC-use, the odds of DVT in women with a 70% venous stenosis who also use COC was associated with a 17-fold increase ( p=.01).

Conclusion
Venous stenosis and COC-use are independent risk factors for DVT. Women concurrently exposed to both have a multiplicative effect resulting in an increased risk of DVT. We recommend further studies to investigate this effect and its potential clinical implications.

Keywords: DVT, iliac vein, oral contraceptive, venous stenosis



From the Director:
Now seriously do you really want to do this to yourself. Abstinence is a safe and effective way with no health risks involved. The male shots for a contraceptive are even more dangerous to men. Vascetomy has some serious physical and emotional side effects.

You cannot deny the fact that a woman is meant to be a mother both emotionaly and physically, men are meant to be fathers emotionaly and physically. Try the rythym method it works and remember this; gods way is the only way!

The choice is yours do so with wisdom and responsibility.

Yours in Christ:
The Director


 

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