Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Abortion not needed to treat breast cancer

Study Finds Abortion Not Needed When Pregnant Women Face Cancer Treatment

This is old news being reiterated, but it never hurts to repeat truth until people start hearing it: You don't need to kill the unborn baby in order to treat the pregnant mother for cancer.

Dr. Beth Beadle, who works at the prestigious medical center and is the lead author of the study, told AP that both mother and baby can be cared for during treatment.

"If we can get them early, we can treat them aggressively and have good and promising outcomes for both woman and child," she said.


Ruth O'Regan, an associate professor at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, also told AP that cancer doctors can treat both mother and child without the need for an abortion.

"It's quite complicated, but all of us have been able to treat pregnant women successfully," O'Regan said.

This is good news for the vast majority of women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, but bad news for people casting about for reasons to justify abortion.

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