Educational Info

The Risks Factors of Abortion

There are many risk factors and side effects associated with induced abortion. Abortion is a procedure used to end an unwanted pregnancy.  Medical professionals use medicine or surgical procedures to remove the fetus/embryo and placenta from the uterus. These induced procedures can cause serious effects such as; abdominal pain. cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Other complications may include: 

  • Heavy Bleeding,

  • Infection

  • Damage to the Organs

  • Unfinished Abortion Procedure

  • Rupture of the Cervix 

  • Hurting of the Uterine Lining

  • Perforation of the Uterus

  • Death

  • Consider Other Risks of Abortion

  • Abortion and Preterm Birth for future pregnancies

  • Links to Abortion and Breast Cancer

Will abortion affect future pregnancies?

Surgery carries a risk – especially “invasive” surgery, which means it involves inserting an instrument into your body. All surgical abortion procedures are invasive and do carry a normal surgical risk. Risk is also dependent on the proficiency of the doctor performing the surgery.

The Emotional and Mental Impact of Abortion (PASS)

a woman going through an abortion may experience a decrease in emotional, psychological, and physical impact.  Therefore, women experiencing these symptoms may be going through what is known as Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) similar to the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  These negative emotions may be very strong and can appear within days or perhaps many years after the abortion. These psychological responses are real and can cause long-term repercussions. Possible symptoms are:

  • Eating disorders

  • Relationship problems

  • Guilt

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Flashbacks of abortion

  • Suicidal Ideation 

  • The Decrease in Sexual Activities

  • Alcohol and drug abuse

  • Spiritual Consequences

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