To: National Desk
Contact: Karen Malec, President of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, 877-803-0102, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 4 /Christian Wire Service/ -- Cristina Santos, MD, president of the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc. (PFBCI), acknowledged the abortion-breast cancer link in a letter addressed to the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. 
Denise Mountenay, founder and president of Canada Silent No More, was PFBCI's guest speaker at a breast cancer forum in February. The Coalition provided resources for the forum and assisted Mountenay in identifying appropriate research papers. [2,3,4]
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition, said, "We are thankful for the courage shown by Dr. Santos, her board of trustees and members of PFBCI in acknowledging the link."
Santos was impressed by the physiological changes that take place in the breasts.
During the first two trimesters of pregnancy, the hormone, estrogen - a recognized carcinogen - increases dramatically and stimulates cancer-vulnerable Types 1 and 2 breast lobules to multiply, thereby causing breast growth. At 32 weeks gestation, another process - "differentiation" - protects women from estrogen. It shuts off the ability of the cells in Types 1 and 2 lobules to multiply and matures the lobules into cancer-resistant Types 3 and 4 lobules. [For further information, see: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/Lanfranchi060201.pdf]
These breast slides show striking differences in lobule maturity: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/dear_doctor/graphics/index.htm.
Eight medical organizations acknowledge that abortion leaves women with more cancer-vulnerable lobules. Additionally, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, acknowledged this as "highly plausible" in 2003.
"The cancer establishment acknowledges another risk - the later a woman has a first full term pregnancy, the greater her breast cancer risk is. The later she matures her breast tissue into cancer-resistant tissue (by having a child), the greater her risk is." Even an expert witness testifying in 1999 for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Lynn Rosenberg, Ph.D. of Boston Medical School, agreed that a woman who aborts her first pregnancy is more likely to get breast cancer, than a woman who carries her first pregnancy to term. 
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
References can be viewed online at: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/press_releases/060404/index.htm