One of the pro-lifer's (Or as Birth Pangs delightfully describe them 'fetus fetishists') favorite myths is that abortion leads to breast cancer. It was always a tenuous and highly debatable link - now its not even that.
WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - Abortions and miscarriages do not raise the risk of breast cancer, despite claims by some groups and some studies that suggest they do, researchers said on Monday. A study of more than 100,000 U.S. nurses found that those who had an abortion or miscarriage were no more likely to have breast cancer than any other woman in the study. The findings fit with a 2003 report from an international expert panel put together by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. "If you look at the high-quality evidence, it does not support an association between induced abortions and breast cancer," said Karin Michels of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. But her team set out to create the most reliable type of research that is possible -- a prospective study, starting with women before they ever had cancer, and following them for years.