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Can We Be For Abortion AND a Cure for Breast Cancer?

We love our bodies.  We support causes that rally behind women’s health and our passion to live a happy physical life.  But could two of those causes be in direct opposition with each other?

Statistics show that carrying a baby to term significantly reduces a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer.   In fact, those stakes are decreased by an additional 14% for each full-term pregnancy1.

In addition, “breastfeeding for an extended period (at least a year) is associated with a decreased risk of both hormone receptor-positive and hormone receptor-negative breast cancer2.”

So does the “right” to abortion actually cost us peace of mind due to increased cancer risk?

If you’re considering abortion and are interested in discussing the short and long term pros and cons of your decision in an unbiased, professional atmosphere, schedule a free appointment with us today.


1 Andrieu N, Goldgar DE, Easton DF, Rookus M, Brohet R, Antoniou AC, et al. (2006). “Pregnancies, breast-feeding, and breast cancer risk in the international BRACA1/2 carrier cohort study.” J Natl Cancer Inst, 98(8): 535-44.

2 National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Reproductive History and Breast Cancer Risk. Retrieved from: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/reproductive-history March 30, 2011.

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