Criticism unfounded, Potsdam resident says
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 6:36 am

To the Editor:

My recent warning about the increased risk of breast cancer for women who have had abortions and/or taken birth control pills has drawn anticipated criticism. Contrary to their opinions on Dr. Kahlenborn’s book being “next to worthless,” I reiterate that the book is not a “study,” but a seven year analysis of more than 500 research studies on the effects relating to breast cancer on women.

These critics reference organizations like the Mayo Clinic and American Cancer Society, debunking a link between breast cancer, abortion and oral contraceptives. Folks, think back to the smoking and cancer connection – for decades the tobacco companies kept the evidence hidden from the public. Now we know, and there are large written warnings on the cigarette packs. If a woman gets out a magnifier and reads the fine print on her birth control pills, she’ll read “Some studies have reported an increased relative risk of developing breast cancer particularly at a young age. This increased risk appears to be related to duration of use.” [Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1992]

And besides the drug companies alerting the public, so did the US federal government and even internationally:

1. 10th Edition “Report on Carcinogens” added steroidal estrogens and oral contraceptives to its official list of “known” human carcinogens. [Department of Health & Human Services – Dec. 11, 2002]

2. World Health Organization (WHO) July 29, 2005 Press Release # 162 – International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that combined oral contraceptives are “carcinogenic to humans.”

3. National Toxicology Advisory Panel of the National Cancer Institute recognized estrogen as a carcinogen in 2001.

4. Authoritative medical text, “The Breast” acknowledges the abortion – cancer link, “1st trimester abortion increases breast cancer risk” and reports a 24% increase in breast cancer risk among users of oral contraceptives. (1991, 1998 & 2004 editions)

5. Journal of American Physicians & Surgeons study entitled, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic” showed that abortion is the “best predictor of breast cancer.” (Volume 12. #3 – Oct 3, 2007)

I am not against women, but pro-women! All I am trying to do is point out these hidden truths, which are killing women, and ask you to please do further research. Use your common sense too: which is abnormal/normal?

• Ingesting chemical pills which radically change female reproductive health and/or killing your conceived baby or

• Living a chaste life and accepting children as a gift from God.

Chris LaRose

Potsdam