Side Effects of Abortion Procedures
All abortions increase the risk of breast cancer. Studies have shown that having an abortion increases the risk of developing
breast cancer. Regardless of the procedure used, a woman's of developing breast
cancer increases by at least 50%.
Side Effects of Chemical Abortions
Emergency Contraceptive or Morning After Pill -
Nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness. Risks include blood clot formation,
infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. 25% of women who use it will still become
Not recommended for women who smoke, have a family history of stroke or are
over age 35.
RU 486 -
Side effects include nausea, pain, and heavy bleeding. Extreme blood loss is
possible, and will require blood transfusions. Dyssynchrony (the ovulatory cycle
and menstrual cycle become unlinked) is also a side effect.
RU-486 has anticoagulating effects. Heart attacks, severe deformities in failed
attempts, incomplete abortions and even the mother's death have occurred.
2 out of 100 continue the pregnancy.
1 in 100 need hospitalization.
1 in 100 need a transfusion.
40% abort at home or work.
It is considered too dangerous for smokers, women over 34, women who have
high blood pressure, anemia, gynecological infections, or those with fibroid
MTX Abortion -
Side effects include the same as RU-486. Additional risks involve liver, kidney,
and heart muscle damage, pulmonary failure, gastrointestinal problems, stroke,
convulsions, and infertility.
Side Effects of Surgical Abortion
Suction Aspiration -
Side effects include heavy bleeding and cramping. Possible risks: perforated
uterus, infections, hemorrhage, tubal pregnancy, premature births, miscarriages,
sterility and maternal death.
D&C Abortion -
Same as with the suction procedure but blood loss is greater, as is the risk of
uterine perforation and infection.
D&E Abortion -
The same for the first trimester procedures with the added risk of cervical
lacerations from the sharp edges of the head bones.
Risks to the health of the mother is greatest with this procedure. It causes the
potential for rupture during subsequent pregnancies.
The maternal death rate from hysterotomy is significantly higher than with other
D&X or Partial Birth Abortion -
Possible Complications include hemorrhage, infection, uterine perforation,
uterine rupture, cervical damage, shock and even maternal death.
All methods of abortion can cause emotional damage to the mother, ranging from
depression, unexplained anger, crying, and even suicidal thoughts and attempts.