Statement regarding incorrect reports

Media reports that I have drawn or believe there is a link between abortion and breast cancer are incorrect.

In my interview last night on The Project I studiously avoided doing so, and was cut off before being able to acknowledge that Dr Angela Lanfranchi's views on this topic were not the accepted medical view.As I pointed out, I am associating myself with the Families Conference - the broad aims of which I support. 

This does not mean that I endorse the views of every single speaker.Notwithstanding this, Dr Lanfranchi is a breast cancer surgeon and a clinical assistant professor of surgery.  She is the surgical co-director of the Sanofi-Aventis Breast Care Centre and the Steeplechase Cancer Centre in New Jersey.

She has spoken at hospitals and universities around the world and she has the right to free speech in Australia.

I accept the AMA has a right to disagree with Dr Lanfranchi's views.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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