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A new study from the United Kingdom connects abortion with increased risk for breast cancer. The study is based on data from Britain, Ireland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Finland and Denmark.

Abortion, particularly in a woman who has never given birth, results in disrupted hormonal cycles and breast cells that are more susceptible to cancer. Other factors that are said to raise the risk of breast cancer are the use of hormonal contraceptives and hormonal replacement therapy (Sylvia Hubbard, "Breast Cancer Epidemic Linked to Abortion,", Nov. 7, 2007).