Pro-Life Congressman Leading the Way on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

Pro-life Congressman Tom Bliley (R-VA) sent a letter January 12th to Dr. Richard Klausner, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), regarding the urgent and compelling evidence of the link between induced abortion and breast cancer. The letter points to studies as far back as 1957, showing an increased risk (about 30%) of breast cancer among women who have chosen abortion even once.

Yet, the National Cancer Institute refuses to recognize abortion as a risk factor. Mr. Bliley, chairman of the House Commerce Committee, is concerned that women seeking abortions are not being told of this serious risk to their future health, due to the premature interruption of pregnancy while the breast tissue is inundated with abnormally high levels of estrogen, stimulating the growth of pre-cancerous tissue.

In previous news reports on the Pro-Life Infonet, a deputy director of the Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration attacked the validty of informative posters designed to educate Philadelphia residents. This pro-abortion action denied the free speechs rights of a pro-life group sponsoring the informative posters -- designed to educate about the abortion- breast cancer link. Congressman Bliley's letter takes the HHS Department to task and demands to know why the attack letters were written against the posters.

For more information on this crucial health issue, contact: Marc Wheat - Commerce Committee Staff - 202-226-2424.

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