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Physical Risks of Abortion

Abortion is a medical procedure, which carries considerable risks, which increase as the pregnancy progresses. These risks include…

Perforation of the uterus
Persistent, heavy bleeding
damage to the cervix
Scarring to the uterine lining, which can cause infertility
Infection or sepsis
Retained ‘products of conception,’ ie parts of the baby after an abortion, which can lead to infection
Damage to other organs

“Termination of Pregnancy,” Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynocologists, 2005.

Risks of Abortion Procedures”, Planned Parenthood of Australia; Maarit Niinimaki, M.D, “Immediate Complications after Medical Compared with Surgical Termination of Pregnancy, Obstetrics and Gynecology”, 2009 – via “Surgical Abortion, Procedures and Risks”, Real Choices Australia, April 2010

Possible Physical Side Effects After Abortion”, American Pregnancy Association: Promoting Pregnancy Wellness, 2019