Who Is Karen Malec
Peer Review link to the latest piece of bogus science being peddled by World Net Daily. The Coalition of Abortion/Breast Cancer is making the bogus statement that abortions cause breast cancer. The organization is run by Karen Malec. Their study did not actually involve examining women whom had abortions.
"Actually women have the right to be told this particular research and the biology supports what we know about female biology during pregnancy," she said. "Women should be told – especially before the birth of a first child – abortions are highly, highly, carcinogenic."
Carroll used a mathematical model to develop forecasts for the numbers of breast cancers in several countries based on abortion, and found that when matched with the actual numbers of cases later reported, the forecasts were very accurate
"The forecast predicted 100.5 percent of the cancers observed in 2003, and 97.5 percent of those observed in 2004," the study reported.
Malec has no medical background. Read her bio on the ABC website.
My name is Karen Malec. I have been president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer for more than seven years. I am a cancer advocate and a 17-year survivor of colon cancer. I want to bring to your attention two risks of abortion - breast cancer and premature birth. I mention premature birth because this more than doubles a mother's breast cancer risk if it occurs before 32 weeks of pregnancy. These findings also provide support for an abortion-breast cancer link since an abortion is essentially a premature birth.
I'm glad she has survived cancer. That doesn't give her the right to state her questionable medical findings as facts. Especially, after the the National Cancer Institute conducted their own study with over 100 medical experts and found Malec's finding to be bunk.
More than a year ago, a panel of scientists convened by the National Cancer Institute reviewed available data and concluded there is no link. A scientific review in the Lancet, a British medical journal, came to the same conclusion, questioning the methodology in studies that suggested a link.
Malec hysterically accused the National Cancer Institute of being a partisan political outfit. That is the standard defense of wingnuts when they are presented with this pesky thing known as facts. Sadly, she has sway with the Bush administration and Republicans in several states. How much do you wanna bet none of them bothered to research her findings?
This is about medical science. Malec advocates "increased child bearing, starting at a younger age, this is the very best way to prevent breast cancer." What scientific information supports that argument. Malec not only is using bogus science. She wants tennage woman to become baby-making macines.
Now go over to Peer Review and ask Mr G to prove the claim of his post. He can't because he doesn't know what he's talking about. He is more than welcome to hold up Malec's claims over the National Cancer Institute. He is only supporting her claim because she is telling him what he wants to hear. It is a dishonest anti-choice argument.