Abortion and breast cancer: The problem isn’t faulty science, rather politicized science and faulty journalism.

Just this past week, NRL News readers learned of a bombshell—a systematic review and meta-analysis of abortion-breast cancer studies in China, which reported a 44% overall increase in breast cancer among women who’d had any abortions.

I described it as a “game-changer” for several reasons, including the size of the increase; that it confirmed an analysis of studies conducted back in 1996 by myself and colleagues; that the risk increased the more abortions a woman had; and because it dismantled the most popular pro-abortion defense against the link between abortion and breast cancer (the ABC link).

Like clockwork, the pro-abortion backlash was up online before the week was out. On Friday, Abby Ohlheiser who often writes for Slate.com, posted a hit piece on thewire.com.

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