Do Abortions Raise the Risk of Breast Cancer?

A report making that claim becomes a weapon in the war between right-to-lifers and pro-choice activists

Under ordinary circumstances, few people would know much about the contents of an upcoming issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. But when a study says that having an abortion can increase a woman's risk of getting breast cancer, science cannot be guaranteed silence. Months before the report's scheduled publication this week, pro-life groups laid plans to trumpet the seven-year study's findings. In the opposition camp, pro-choice groups marshaled the statistics they needed to defuse the new findings. As the release date neared, editors at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer learned of the report, broke an embargo and rushed the results...

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