Indiana legislators are trying to pass a bill that would try to put obstacles in the way of women getting abortions. Under the bill, doctors would be required to tell women about a theory that having an abortion can increase your risk of breast cancer.
Other states such as Alaska, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia have passed similar measures.
The PROBLEM is that this theory has pretty much been completely debunked. The American Cancer Society and the US National Cancer Institute have both rejected it.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Gynecologic Practice wrote:
"Early studies of the relationship between prior induced abortion and breast cancer risk were methodologically flawed. More rigorous recent studies demonstrate no causal relationship between induced abortion and a subsequent increase in breast cancer risk."
So why is Indiana trying to pass this law? It’s obviously a scare tactic to try to stop women who may NEED an abortion from getting one.
It’s a petty, cheap trick and it would be really disappointing if it passes.
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