Rick Santorum Claims that Abortion is Associated with Breast Cancer

Lying fetus fetishist Rick Santorum

This morning on Fox News Sunday, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination told interviewer Chris Wallace that he disagreed with the Komen Foundation’s reversal on funding Planned Parenthood, because abortion may cause breast cancer. As quoted at Raw Story:

“I’ve taken the position as a presidential candidate and someone in Congress that Planned Parenthood funds and does abortions,” Santorum explained. “They’re a private organization they stand up and support what ever they want.”

I don’t believe that breast cancer research is advanced by funding an organization where you’ve seen ties to cancer and abortion,” he added. “So, I don’t think it’s a particularly healthy way of contributing money to further cause of breast cancer, but that’s for a private organization like Susan B. Komen to make that decision.”

That is complete bulls**t. From Raw Story:

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the several small flawed studies that suggested a link between abortion and breast cancer have been disproven.

“Since then, better-designed studies have been conducted,” the institute’s website said. “These newer studies examined large numbers of women, collected data before breast cancer was found, and gathered medical history information from medical records rather than simply from self-reports, thereby generating more reliable findings. The newer studies consistently showed no association between induced and spontaneous abortions and breast cancer risk.”

In 2002, according to the article in Raw Story, the Bush administration

temporarily altered NCI’s website to say that scientific evidence supported a possible link between abortion and breast cancer. After an outcry from the scientific community, NCI corrected its website with an accurate fact sheet.

A study released by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) (PDF) in 2006 found that the Bush administration also used pregnancy resource centers — commonly known as “crisis pregnancy centers” — to falsely inform pregnant teens that the risk of breast cancer increased by 80 percent after an abortion.

Santorum also gave the following quote to Politico writer Juana Summers:

“I’m very disappointed to hear that…It’s unfortunate that public pressure builds to provide money to an organization that goes out and actively is the No. 1 abortion provider in the country. That’s not healthcare. That’s not healthcare at all. Killing little children in the womb is not healthcare. It’s very disappointing that Susan G. Komen would continue to do that, which is a great organization that talks about saving lives, not about ending lives.”

Rick Santorum and his fellow candidates need to STFU. I think it’s time for a Constitutional amendment that says that no man can interfere in womens’ health decisions.


16 Comments on “Rick Santorum Claims that Abortion is Associated with Breast Cancer”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    BB, You have to read this~

    http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/middle-class-guy/2012/feb/5/planned-parenthood-and-power-kachingo-advocates/

    I know it is Wash. Times…but it is horrible! Checkout the comments too.

    Quote below:

    FTC has no jurisdiction over the non-profit sector, which includes politics. Non-profits can say almost anything they want about other non-profits, no matter how inflammatory, destructive, hateful, or vitriolic. They can lie.

    There is little-to-no regulation of political free speech.

    There are only a few things you are prohibited from doing. You cannot advocate violence or other criminal activity. You can express the desire that someone dies from a catastrophic disease, but you cannot advocate that someone be shot or beaten by mobs.

    You do not have to play nice. You can call people names and accuse them of having cooties.

    Non-profit businesses, politicians, and their advocates can literally send hate mail and commit acts of rhetorical terrorism with almost no oversight or accountability. The Internet and social media allow this to be done in real time.

    This is what we just witnessed as the non-regulated Planned Parenthood, politicians, and advocacy groups relentlessly began bullying and pummeling Susan G. Komen for the Cure, because it is an effective way to get what they want. In this instance, not only did they demand that a private group make a sizeable dollar donation to Planned Parenthood, but because of all the “boo-hoo, Komen is mean and they hurt our feelings” whining, they got John and Jane Q. Public to open up their wallets and credit card accounts.

    They did it for money, but also because they can get away with it.

    You may be think that slander, libel, and defamation of character lawsuits are a defense against this type of attack. That might work against a specific attacker, but against a diffuse whisper and media campaign, forget about it. The tactics used against Komen are effective and the payoff is huge. A lawsuit would only cost the victimized side money.

    Read the rest of the shit…cause that is what it is.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I’m just about to watch the football game, but I will check it out ASAP. Thanks!

      • Minkoff Minx says:

        It is a very good game….and I guess, since I grew up with Madonna…yes, I liked the halftime show. And I appreciate that her dancers (the women ones) were not stick thin…they looked like real women. Anyway, back to the game.

      • jawbone says:

        I don’t know if it was my cable company or my TV, but it was hard to hear Madonna until over mid-way through. The sound quality was a disappointment. Drat.

      • bostonboomer says:

        She was lip synching, wasn’t she?

        • Minkoff Minx says:

          Yeah I am pretty sure she was, but that last number…I don’t know…you could hear her breathing.

          Geez, I just saw this on google news: Sheriff’s official: Missing woman’s husband, 2 sons killed in explosion – CNN.com

          Josh Powell and his two young sons — whose wife and mother, respectively, went missing more than two years ago — were killed early Sunday afternoon in an explosion at their home in Washington state, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
          Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer said that a medical examiner has not definitively identified the bodies, but “we believe it is the three of them.”
          “This was all on him,” Troyer said of Powell and the blast. “He set this up, he did it.”
          A foster-care case worker had brought Powell’s two boys to the residence for a visit, said Troyer and Graham, Washington, Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Gary Franz.
          As the children got close to the door, Powell “dragged” them inside but prevented the case worker from getting in as well, according to Troyer.
          The case worker reported smelling something similar to gas, said Franz. About two minutes later, as she was calling her supervisor, the house exploded.

        • Minkoff Minx says:

          No one can beat Prince’s halftime show.

          http://vodpod.com/watch/1936865-purple-rainsuperbowl-halftime-performance-prince

          Part of it there…

          I think this one has more:

  2. Fannie says:

    I am getting real tired of these nutjobs telling women what to do with their bodies……it is time to fight back.

  3. northwestrain says:

    Apparently anyone can do a small sample experiment and then over exaggerated the findings — write them up to some obscure Creation Science magazine — and then be quoted by a Prez dimwit candidate.

    This is how these idiots play. The Sate Senator for my district was part of the GOP take over and she would send out legislative newsletters filled with “studies” which prove that Welfare is harmful to women. Any nitwit claim of the Religious right — she’d put in her newsletter. Paid for by the taxpayer — her newsletter & postage.

    And I thought that this crap was only happening in WA state.

    Most people don’t have any education in Scientific research — most don’t know a variable from a hole in the ground, double blind studies from a duck blind, Hypothesis testing — experimenter bias etc. So these right wing jerks can simply make us stuff and pass mythology off as science. I hope these jerks drive a car built with mythology — since they don’t believe science.

  4. Roofingbird says:

    Same old idiocy. Mostly women (but not all) have breast cancer. And mostly women (except I guess, for a few hermaphrodites.) have abortions. Gosh, the relationship must be quite high! If we could just get rid of women, we could beat both at once.

  5. NW Luna says:

    I don’t think it’s a particularly healthy way of contributing money to further cause of breast cancer

    I am waiting with bated breath for Santorum to announce he will prosecute companies that make or use parabens, phthalates, bisphenol-A, and other carcinogens in their products. That is, if he really wants to reduce causes of breast cancer. Problem is he’d have to go after most of his sources of funding. And be a reality-based thinker.

    Sanctimonious callous idiot.