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Risks

Physical risks from medication abortions: 
bleeding                      undiagnosed ectopic (tubal) pregnancies
infection                      failed abortions with risk of fetal malformations

Immediate risks from surgical abortions:
Heavy bleeding → Hemorrhage
Infection → Scarring of Pelvic Organs or Sepsis
Anesthesia → convulsions or heart complications
Damage to pelvic organs (cut, torn, punctured) with complications: hysterectomy, bowel/bladder repair
Rh sensitization with problems in future pregnancies

Long term risks from any type of abortion:
Preterm births
Relationship problems
Psychological and/or emotional impact
Spiritual consequences

 

Our Centers offer peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options. Our centers do not offer abortion services or abortion referrals.