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No link to breast cancer

Contrary to assertions by the anti-choice lobby, medical research consistently shows that women who have had an abortion have no greater risk of breast cancer than those who have not.

A major ten-year study of 100,000 women published in 2007 in the US ‘Archives of Internal Medicine’ has concluded that neither induced nor spontaneous abortion was associated with the incidence of breast cancer. The research was conducted by researchers affiliated with the Harvard Medical School and th e Harvard School of Public Health.