LifeSiteNews 25 July 2014
A scientific review of current knowledge of breast physiology, as well as epidemiological and experimental research, has found further evidence that a significant link exists between abortion and breast cancer.
The research conducted by Dr. Angela Lanfranchi and Patrick Fagan, Ph.D., focuses on changes in breast physiology due to pregnancy, and reviews 72 epidemiological studies that show how abortion impedes the natural maturation process of milk glands in the breast such that there is a significantly greater probability that breast cancer will develop later in the woman’s life.
Lanfranchi, a breast surgical oncologist and co-founder of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, is clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Fagan is the director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute.
The review, titled “Breast cancer and induced abortion: A comprehensive review of breast development and pathophysiology, the epidemiologic literature, and proposal for creation of databanks to elucidate all breast cancer risk factors,” was published in the peer-reviewed professional journal Issues in Law and Medicine.
In the review the authors explain that surging pregnancy hormones, mostly estrogen, stimulate breast growth during the first months of pregnancy, leaving the breasts with an increase in cancer-susceptible Type 1 and Type 2 lobules, where most breast cancers are known to originate.