Abortion Risks

Abortion is not just a simple procedure; Abortion risks are real!

Abortion may have many side effects and risks. Abortion risk have been determined to be real with preterm birth, emotional and psychological impact and spiritual consequences.

INCOMPLETE ABORTION
Fragments of fetus, placenta, and membranes sometimes remain in the uterus.

This may cause serious bleeding and infection. An incomplete medical abortion is most often followed by a surgical abortion.

EMOTIONAL/SPIRITUAL
An emotional risk of medical abortion is that of seeing the intact body of the baby when it is passed.

This may be disturbing to some women, and may contribute to emotional and spiritual struggles later.

Even though aborting a pregnancy brings an immediate solution (relief) to a problem, it can result in a multitude of emotional /social/spiritual effects that often are delayed until years later.

Sadness, anxiety, and depression, are just a few of the emotional consequences. After abortion help is available through our program, Post Abortion Truth for Healing.

INFECTION
An infection can occur if bacteria from the vagina or the cervix get into the uterus during or after an abortion.

Infection is potentially serious and usually can be treated by your doctor.

HEMORRHAGE
Although some bleeding after an abortion is normal, there is always a risk of hemorrhage (heavy bleeding).

The risk of hemorrhage varies depending on many factors, including the type of abortion and how far along the pregnancy had progressed.

DAMAGE TO THE UTERUS
During a surgical abortion, a surgical instrument may pass through (perforate) the wall of the uterus or tear the cervix.

If this happens, further surgery may be needed. Other organs, such as the bowel and bladder, also can be injured if this occurs, with a surgical repair usually necessary. The later in the pregnancy the abortion occurs, the higher the risk of this happening.

DEATH
They say there is a low risk of dying from abortion. (to learn more about the real story, see: See Safe and Legal)

BREAST CANCER
The following is an excerpt from the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Notice: Making a decision about your pregnancy:

Breast cancer: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has explored the suggested relationship between breast cancer and termination of pregnancy.

Their findings indicate that early studies of the relationship between prior abortion and breast cancer risk have been inconsistent and are difficult to interpret because of technical considerations.

They find that recent studies argue against a causal relationship between abortion and a subsequent increase in breast cancer risk.

There are other opinions more supportive of the suggested relationship between breast cancer and abortion.

The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) supports that point of view.

Sources
ACOG (American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) Education Pamphlet AP043 -Induced Abortion

Mifeprex (Mifepristone) Tablets Label, Danco Laboratories, LLC http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2000/20687lbl.htm

State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Notice: Making a decision about your pregnancy

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