Dr. Joel Brind

July 18, 2000

The most recent issue of Focus on the Familyís Physician magazine has a cover story about Dr. Joel Brind. For the better part of this decade he has been calling for further study in what has become known as the ABC link. That is the link between abortion and breast cancer.

Since the age of 10 he has wanted to be a cancer researcher. But in 1985, his life took a different turn. He became a Christian. Having been raised a secular Jew, he really didnít think about the issue of abortion. Within a few years, he began to realize that his life was incompatible with a pro-abortion stance.

Another turn occurred in 1992 when an issue of Science News published a feature story on "Pregnancy and Cancer" detailing how pregnancy lowered the risk of breast cancer. Dr. Brind remembered earlier studies that documented that in order to lower the risk of subsequent breast cancer, pregnancy had to go to full term. He went to the library and not only found that he was right, but that growing evidence showed that induced abortion was indeed a risk factor for breast cancer.

But as he began to present his ABC-link, he was met with media silence. The mainstream media continually ignored his findings and press releases. So he eventually published his Abortion-Breast Cancer Quarterly and for years fought a lonely battle to get the truth in the hands of Americans.

Today Dr. Brind is no longer singing solo. Others have now joined his voice in warning women about the health dangers of abortion, and additional studies continue to confirm his initial concerns and research. The pro-life community owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Joel Brind.

Iím Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and thatís my opinion.