Look who’s back with an old lie to mislead the people of Victoria.
Helper’s of God’s Precious Infants (HOGPI) have returned with a new banner more galling than before. Last year they greeted MPs arriving at the car park entrance to Parliament House with a banner marked with crosses to represent the number of abortions alleged to have occurred in Victoria in 2012. This year their banner displays Pink Ribbons, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness, and reads:
HOGPI are also handing out a leaflet that reads:
“Who is the single most important person protecting this woman from breast cancer?
…. her baby
Long before birth, her baby’s chemical signals began the process of breast growth and maturation that make breastfeeding possible. And it is only through a full-term pregnancy and lactation that a woman acquires her greatest protection against breast cancer.
Abortion prevents this, increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute is an anti-choice (prolife) organisation started by well known proponents of discredited theories regarding abortion, the pill and their contributions to breast cancer.
Extensive and repeated studies have concluded time and time again that abortion does not cause or contribute to breast cancer. This consensus is supported by major medical bodies including the World Health Organisation and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
It is indication of how desperate the anti-choice movement is that they keep pushing discredited theories as serious science. Their desperation is evident with every pink ribbon displayed on their banner. Every pink ribbon on that banner is an insult to the women and their families who have battled breast cancer.
Victorian woman deserve the truth and the truth is that HOGPI and others in the religious right are seeking to deny women choice through the misrepresentation of science.
Join with the Campaign for Women’s Reproductive Rights in sharing that truth and the battle to ensure that woman have access to safe and legal abortion.