induced abortion

A student's reflection on Hush Documentary

The Hush International Trailer is an attention grabbing introduction to the award winning, riveting documentary, that tackles one of the most important and controversial issues of our time; abortion & women's health.

To watch the trailer visit: https://www.reelhouse.org/mightymotionpictures/hushfilm/hush-international-trailer

Our newest co-op student, Jade Meawasige, has watched the film and offers her reflection as a 16-year-old young woman faced with this startling information concerning women's health and what we are not being told.

Induced Abortion and Subsequent Development of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the most fatal malignancies affecting women around the world. In 2009 it is estimated that 21,550 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the USA and 14,600 will die of the disease. The National Institute of Cancer estimates that each woman has a 1 in 71 chance of developing the disease in her lifetime.

A recent paper by Gierach et al. (2005) found that women who have previously been pregnant and then had an induced abortion had a 31 percent increased chance of developing ovarian cancer. Since over 1,000,000 abortions are performed annually in the US and 100,000 in Canada, a possible role between abortions and induced abortions cannot be ignored and should be further investigated to determine its role.