- The Washington Times - Friday, November 20, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I am disappointed but not surprised that President Obama is breaking his promise not to fund abortion in his health care bill (“Broken promises on abortion,” Editorial, Tuesday). What can we expect from a rabid pro-abortionist who supports partial-birth abortion and voted to deny medical care to infants born alive from failed abortion attempts?

Mr. Obama and other Democrats are so obsessed with abortion that they refuse to consider that abortion is injurious to women. It raises their risk of breast cancer, psychological problems and preterm birth, the leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity, including cerebral palsy. The medical literature is full of studies verifying these harmful effects.

A majority of Americans oppose federal funding of abortion, and yet Mr. Obama and his fellow Democrats want to fund it - even though it is costly and the treatments required following abortion are even more costly.

The article “Advice adjusted for mammogram” (Associated Press, Second Front, Tuesday) discusses new guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force that say mammograms should be delayed for women until age 50. This is an extremely bad idea because young women who have abortions are eliminating the protective effect from breast cancer of a full-term pregnancy and raising their risk of breast cancer. These young women need to be monitored all their lives.

CAROLYN NAUGHTON

Silver Spring

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