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Learn Something New: Abortion

I feel like neither the Pro-Life or Pro-Choice fighters actually understand how abortion works or the actual statistics. Learn something, assholes. Get your facts straight.

What is an abortion?
A spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, occurs when the fetus stops growing and the body expels it. An induced abortion occurs when a woman chooses to end a pregnancy. There are 2 ways that an induced abortion can happen: medical and surgical.

Who chooses an abortion?
Half of all women in the United States will have an abortion in their lifetime. A woman may choose to have an abortion for many different reasons, including:

She is not ready to become a parent.
She cannot afford a baby.
She doesn’t want to be a single parent.
She doesn’t want anyone to know she has had sex or is pregnant.
She has all the children that she wants.
She or the fetus has a health problem.
She was a victim of rape or incest.

Does my partner or parent need to know?
No, they do not need to know. However, most women come to the clinic with their partners. More than half of teenagers talk with at least one parent before getting an abortion.

What about future pregnancies?
An early abortion does not make it more likely that you will have a miscarriage, tubal pregnancy, or infertility in the future, unless an infection develops, which is rare. Abortion has not been proven to increase your risk of breast cancer.

What is a medical abortion?
It is a way to end pregnancy without surgery. In the United States, it is approved by the FDA for up to 49 days of pregnancy.

Are there any potential problems with a surgical abortion?
Surgical abortion is safe and effective. Rarely (< 0.1%) a woman needs a blood transfusion and another surgery because she bleeds too much. Uncommonly (< 1 %), the surgical abortion needs to be repeated because it was not finished the first time. Uncommonly, (< 1-2 %), the cervix tears and needs to be fixed. Also uncommonly (< 3 %), an infection develops which requires antibiotics or even hospitalization. Rarely (< 0.1%), the uterus is torn and surgery is needed to repair damage to internal organs. The risk of death of a first trimester abortion is extremely low (less than 1 in 100,000). A first trimester abortion is 10 times safer than continuing the pregnancy.

Who cannot choose a surgical abortion?
There are no health conditions that prevent a woman from choosing a surgical abortion.

Why do some women prefer surgical abortion?
The cramping and bleeding is finished faster than a medical abortion. Women do not experience the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that they can with a medical abortion.





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