Todd Akin, step aside. While America may have its share of deluded politicians, we're obviously not alone. Currently in the crazy corner is Fred Nile of the "Democratic Christian Party" and his views on breast cancer.
"The body is preparing to have a baby … and suddenly it's terminated, and that causes some reaction in the cells, and the cells in the breast particularly," he later told Fairfax Media.Yes, Fred Nile, it's completely "logical". In a study that Nile claims dates back to the 1950's, he makes the claim:
"I can see it's logical. There could be some disturbance to the women's physiology when she has an abortion, because she is programmed to … have a baby, feed a baby, and it stops."
He claimed the researchers "reviewed 36 recent peer-reviewed studies and found that, on average an induced abortion increases the risk of breast cancer by 44 per cent. Two abortions increase the risk by 76 per cent and three, by 89 per cent".However, Nile bemoans:
that studies confirming the link to breast cancer are being "censored".You know, I wouldn't mind if Fred Nile was sent back to the 50's or censored.