Thursday, May 24, 2012
Informational Mandates for Abortion Based on Shaky Science
Slate Magazine: Do Abortions Cause Breast Cancer?, by Elanie Schattner:
The shaky science behind Kansas’ House Abortion Act.
In Kansas, legislators recently passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. If enacted into law, the bill would require doctors to tell pregnant women of a relationship between abortion and breast cancer. This news follows passage by the New Hampshire State House of the Women’s Right To Know Act Regarding Abortion Information. These related laws are unlikely to gain approval by the state senates. But there’s a trend: A similar measure took effect in Texas in February. Now, providers there must inform pregnant women about “the possibility of increased risk of breast cancer following an induced abortion,” the so-called ABC link. . . .