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Though the Bush administration thought they'd play a little joke on the Democrats by nominating yet another right wing loonie who thinks that abortion causes breast cancer, the fundies' God of choice seems to be playing a little joke on them. The abortion pill Mifeprex (mifepristone) not only doesn't contribute to breast cancer, it seems to actually block it. More below.

From Science via Medpage:

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 30 -- The chemical compound at the heart of the so-called abortion pill also appears to block breast cancer, at least in experimental mice.

In mice genetically engineered to carry mutations in two genes involved in most human breast cancers, Mifeprex (mifepristone) completely blocked tumor development. No palpable tumors were detected at 12 months of age, according to Eva Lee, Ph.D., of the University of California at Irvine.

I'd be up for a betting pool on what fantastical mis-explanation of the science here will produce the exactly opposite conlcusion, so that all the right wing Christian crazies can go back to sleeping at night.

[Update]
: Changed title to make less misleading.

Originally posted to benheeha on Fri Dec 01, 2006 at 09:05 AM PST.

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