Abortion does not cause breast cancer

Surprise, surprise. After years of unfounded assertions and misrepresented studies, religiously-motivated anti-abortion activists have failed to demonstrate any link between abortion and breast cancer.

Sciencebloggers Orac and Marc Chu-Carroll tag team to produce the most authoritative takedown of the “abortion causes breast cancer” canard that I’ve yet seen. Short story: the study’s author simply dropped data that didn’t fit with his desired outcome, and he apparently can’t standard deviate his way out of a paper bag.

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