Tuesday, October 09, 2007

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.

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At October 09, 2007 10:36 PM , Blogger gatordem said...

Here is my comment on Peer Review:

The sun comes up in the east every day. There is cancer in the world. Therefore the sun rising in the east every morning causes cancer.

Of course the above is a ridiculous statement. It is just about as ridiculous as this so called study attemtng to tie abortion to breast cancer.

One needs to understand the difference between co-incidence and causation. Just because two things are happening at the same time, or sequentially, does not, in and of itself, mean that one thing has caused the other.

Unfortunately, that is exactlywhat Ms. Malec's study says about abortion and brest cancer. That puts it in the category of "junk science" ehre it rightly belongs.

At October 15, 2007 12:59 PM , Anonymous tampafilmfan said...

The American Cancer Society has some interesting info about various research studies on this topic:


The end result being "Research studies, however, have not found a cause-and-effect relationship between abortion and breast cancer."

That same ACS webpage mentions that in 2003 the National Cancer Institute found that breast cancer risk is temporarily increased after a pregnancy that results in the birth of a living child.

The American Cancer Society website also states that women who have many full-term pregnancies have an increased risk of cervical cancer:


So women are damned no matter what they do or don't do, it seems. I wonder what Ms. Malec would say about that.

At February 02, 2012 8:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Malec has done her job, and wants to help women by exposing the truth. There has been too much coverup on breast cancer. Can you imagine the huge lawsuit that would come out, once women found out they have been lied to for decades, and many of them have died because they weren't told the truth?

I applaud Miss Malec's tireless fight to expose the dishonesty that has gone on too long on this issue. I also suggest people check out Dr. Gerard Nadal's website.

Think: Why are they pushing steroids in the form of hormonal birth control at women?
Contraceptives have done nothing but make women objects to be used. The Pope was correct in the early 60s when he said contraception would destroy marriage and families and disrespect women and lead to abortion. BINGO! And as for abortion, does anyone really believe there is anything positive about it--really? Babies denied of life and women and families wounded, as well as an assault on the family and society. Wake up, people! What Karen Malec is saying is right on!

At February 02, 2012 9:19 AM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

Anonymous, Karen Malec has done her job horribly. Her statements that abortions cause breast cancer have been debunked. If you agree with her then you are rejecting the research of medical scientists.


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