Consider the Immediate Risks2018-12-03T09:43:52-05:00

Consider the Immediate and Long Term Risks of Abortion

Finding out the real risks associated with abortion is difficult due to incomplete reporting of complications and scientific bias, yet you should be equipped to be able to give full informed consent before going through a procedure or taking medicine that could have short and long term effects on your health. Consider the following as you make your decision (1).

Immediate and Long Term Risks of Abortion

  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Anesthesia Complications
  • Damage to Organs
  • RH Sensitization
  • Death
  • Future Pregnancy Complications
  • Abortion and Breast Cancer Links

Psychological and Emotional Impact

Following abortion, many women experience initial relief. The perceived crisis is over and life returns to normal. For many women, however, the crisis isn’t over. Months and even years later, significant problems can develop (2).

  • Clinical Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Drugs and Alcohol Abuse
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship Impact
  • Spiritual Consequences

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, we offer a confidential and compassionate abortion support group designed to help women work through these feelings. Remember, you are not alone.

(1) [36,42] Guttmacher Institute. State policies in brief, abortion reporting requirements as of February 2011. Pazol K,et al. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Abortion Surveillence Summaries. February 25, 2011;60[01] 1-39

(2) Before you Decide 2011 Carenet

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Before You Decide:

  • You have the legal right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy. No one can force or pressure you to have an abortion. If your partner,husband,or parents are pressuring you to make a quick decision, explain your needs and try to involve them in counseling to explore your options.
  • Real Empowerment comes when you find the strength and resources necessary to make your best choice.
  • Know all the facts and explore all your options before you make a decision.

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