Women who have had abortions are at higher risk for breast cancer, a fact denied by certain organizations and institutes for a long time. Now it’s ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month again, and all sorts of information is coming out…

Some experts in science and medicine have been working for nearly a decade to make their findings widely available and well-known to the public, but some organizations and institutes have a vested interest in spreading awareness of only some information, and it doesn’t include anything negative about abortion. Like the National Institutues of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

But it’s finding its way out, anyway. In places abortion activists don’t control. Like…Iran.

Researchers in Iran have published the results of a new study showing women who have an abortion face a 193% increased risk of breast cancer. On the other hand, women who carry a pregnancy to term find a lowered breast cancer risk compared with women who have never been pregnant.

The study folllows on the heels of new reports indicating Komen for the Cure gave $7.5 million to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2009.

The findings were reported in the April 3, 2010 issue of Medical Oncology but are coming to the public’s attention only now.

It’s about time.

The Iranian study came just before another research study conducted by scientists in Sri Lanka, which found women who had an abortion in the past were 242 percent more likely to contract breast cancer.

That study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology and found a 3.42 odds ratio against women having abortions compared with those who kept their baby.

Abortion was the most significant factor in the study on breast cancer risk and researchers found a significantly reduced risk associated with prolonged duration of breastfeeding a newborn…

Combined with the Iranian study and others from the U.S., China and Turkey, five studies in the last 18 months have shown abortion elevates breast cancer risk.

Which gets back to the significant point that the most prominent and highly visible organization actively promoting fundraising for breast cancer research is giving some of their funds to Planned Parenthood.

“No matter whether they are giving $500,000 a year to Planned Parenthood, or $5, people who respect the dignity of human life and are trying to save people with disease don’t want any part of their money going to an organization that is subsidizing an abortion provider,” Bioethics Defense Fund attorney Dorinda Bordlee told the news web site.

There’s a lot of “Pink Money” being dropped in buckets and cans and all sorts of creative collection sites right now. People want to feel good about that contribution, that takes due diligence.

Here’s a solid place to start.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....