All the nonsense arguments we love to hate.

Jan 23

"Abortion causes Breast Cancer"

What’s it used for: Another pro-life argument where they pretend to care about the women who get abortions.  I just needed to get this one out of the way.

Why I dislike it: It’s silly, tired, over used, and filled with faux concern. It also ignores that the breast cancer risk is increased for a short time after a full-term pregnancy- this is bringing a child to term and then birthing it- and other natural things like menopause.

How to combat it: Facts prevail once more. There is no link between abortion and breast cancer. I mean, unless they want to argue National Cancer Institute [PDF], the American Cancer Society, and The Guttmacher Institute. The evidence that supports the breast cancer link is either biased, outdated, or inconclusive

Conclusion: This argument is annoying, I’m tired of seeing it. It’s yet another one where they pretend to care about the women who have abortions but they don’t. It’s one of those  I just had to get it out of the way so I can move on you “better” arguments.