Joel Lewis Brind is an endocrinologist and a professor of human biology and endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York. Additionally, Brind is the CEO of Natural Food Science LLC, a private company he founded in 2010, which makes glycine supplement products.
Dr. Brind received his BS from Yale University in 1971 and his PhD in biochemistry, immunology, and physiology from New York University in 1981.
Dr. Brind contends that abortion is linked to breast cancer, a claim that has been refuted by the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Today, at least five states, including Kansas and Texas, require abortion providers to tell women that abortion increases the risk for breast cancer before they can have an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Brind has testified in support of abortion restrictions and against both medication abortion and the birth control pill in several state and federal lawsuits; most recently his Breast Cancer Prevention Institute filed amicus briefs in support of plaintiffs suing the federal government so as not to comply with the birth control benefit.
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