Michelle Obama and Jill Biden Promote Breast Cancer Awareness, Ignore Abortion

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — First lady Michelle Obama focused on health care reform as a women’s issue at a breast cancer event at the White House Friday, marking the third time in recent weeks she has weighed in on the health debate so directly. However, she and Jill Bide, wife of pro-abortion Vice-President Joe Biden ignored the link between abortion and breast cancer. Flanked by several House members, breast cancer survivors, and advocates, Obama and Biden said women with breast cancer are often denied coverage, or pay exorbitant premiums and out-of-pocket costs and are discriminated against in the current system. “The battle against breast cancer is personal,” said Biden, who founded the Biden Breast Cancer Initiative several years ago. “I am here for a future free of breast cancer.” Some 200,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed each year, and 40,000 women will die each year from the disease. Three woman spoke about the difficulties in getting treatment and Obama said their stories “take the veil off this disease” but they did not mention abortion. Most studies on the subject have found that having an abortion increases the risk of contracting breast cancer and having multiple abortions multiples the risk further. On the other hand, carrying a pregnancy to term, especially at a younger teen or young adult age, lowers a woman’s breast cancer risk. Obama and Biden didn’t share that information either. Obama said the health care bill in Congress, that includes massive abortion funding and subsidies, needed to be approved for better breast cancer research, but she attacked the pro-life advocates who oppose the bill because of the abortion funding. “First we have to get it passed, that’s the hard part,” she said. “We know there are folks who will do anything to stop reform.”

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