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Punam Kumar Gill once believed that claims linking abortion to breast cancer were “pro-life scare attempts.” The pro-abortion filmmaker’s own investigation culminated in Hush, a bombshell documentary she wrote and directed that seems to explode every medical establishment equivocation about the abortion–breast cancer (ABC) link.
To expose the truth, Gill didn’t need to resort to clandestine recordings of abortionists. Numerous studies supporting the ABC link and the benefits of motherhood already exist in the medical literature. Jeanette Joyce, a breast-imaging specialist, summarizes the research.
“The best scenario to have healthy breasts,” Joyce says, “is to have many children, to start early, and to breastfeed.” Simply put, pregnancy helps protect women. The risk of breast cancer jumps about 30 percent after one abortion and skyrockets in women who have multiple abortions or delay their first pregnancy past age 35.
From interviewees’ testimony, Gill doubts abortionists ever inform women of breast cancer risks. She likens the medical community’s ABC link cover-up to Big Tobacco’s decadeslong disinformation campaign to hide the dangers of smoking. She charges the National Cancer Institute, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and other ABC deniers with “scientific misconduct [that] is truly inconceivable.”
As the film’s endocrinologists explain it, abortion interrupts the breasts’ cellular journey toward milk-producing maturation, making breast tissue vulnerable to cancerous growth. In the film, pro-life surgeon Angela Lanfranchi weeps over the many post-abortive women in their 20s and 30s who’ve come to her in advanced stages of breast cancer.
Although Gill maintains her belief in a “right” to abortion (a puzzling conclusion), her courageous voice is precisely the one needed to confront the medical establishment.