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January 7, 2013

No link between abortion, breast cancer

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The Daily Star

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The alleged link between abortion and breast cancer is a scientifically baseless theory promoted by those who oppose safe and legal abortion.

Planned Parenthood, soon to be Family Planning of South Central New York in this community, is committed to preventing cancer and improving health outcomes.

Every year, our local health centers provide nearly 10,000 lifesaving cancer screenings. Our doctor, physician assistants and nurse practitioners also reduce the risk of breast cancer by instructing women in breast self-exam. We help patients enroll in the Cancer Services Program so that income is never a barrier to receiving further cancer testing and care.

Scare tactics don’t prevent abortions – access to comprehensive, medically accurate sex education, effective contraception and other reproductive health services do.

We do more than anyone else to help women prevent unintended pregnancies and plan healthy families by providing the full range of high-quality sexual and reproductive health care, including affordable access to birth control, as well as education and information.

Deb Marcus

Oneonta

Marcus is CEO of Planned Parenthood of South Central New York.