On August 30, Marie Stopes International became the registered importer of the abortion drug RU486. Writer and broadcaster Clementine Ford listed this event as one of 20 greatest moments for women this year. But should we reserve our celebration?
Once again experts have warned women that they risk having a breast cancer detected and treated that would never have caused them harm. Their findings published in The Lancet conclude that although screening reduced the chance of dying from breast cancer by 20 per cent, about 19 per cent of the cancers picked up in mammograms were ”over-diagnoses” – cancer that would not have otherwise become clinically apparent in the woman’s lifetime. […]
New research shows that since the cervical cancer vaccine has been introduced there has been a 90% drop in young women with genital warts caused by the Human Papilloma virus. Researchers claim that over the next few decades there will be similar reduction in rates of cervical cancer. However it has never been proven that the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer. There is no scientific evidence of any kind.
My goal is to be drug free when I die. But I probably won’t be – not if my doctor or pharmacist has anything to do with it.