Gail Collins notes in today’s New York Times that the New Hampshire House passed a bill that women who want an abortion must be told that abortions were linked to “an increased risk of breast cancer.”
That is completely false, but it seems to be one of those urban myths that everyone keeps repeating. Basically, the New Hampshire legislature intends to force doctors to lie to women who want abortions.
Here is something that is actually true. Women who receive legal abortions have a much lower mortality rate than women who carry to term. That’s a fact. I have yet to hear of one of these states that is requiring ultrasounds and lectures and waiting periods to mandate that women who want an abortion be told that fact.