Abortion does not cause breast cancer

Sciencebloggers Orac and Marc Chu-Carroll tag team to produce the most authoritative takedown of the “abortion causes breast cancer” canard that I’ve yet seen.  Short story:  the study’s author simply dropped data that didn’t fit with his desired outcome, and he apparently can’t standard deviate his way out of a paper bag.

Also interesting is that this research comes from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, whose work I’ve seen cited by anti-vaccinationists of both the conservative and liberal variety.  I bet this guy gets published there all the time.

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  1. […] unfounded assertions and misrepresented studies, religiously-motivated anti-abortion activists have failed to demonstrate any link between abortion and breast cancer. Sciencebloggers Orac and Marc Chu-Carroll tag team to produce the most authoritative takedown of […]


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