The decision to have an abortion is a life-changing one. Many women consider abortion when the decision to parent feels overwhelming or impossible. It’s important to consider all of the factors and safety risks of abortions before making a final decision.
Abortions Are Medical Procedures
It’s important to know that abortions are medical procedures and to weigh your decision carefully. Medical procedures are by nature physically taxing, but there are also emotional risks of abortion that are not often considered. If you have had an abortion and are seeking care for the emotional impact, we offer post-abortion care services at no cost. The further along you are in your pregnancy, the higher the risks of the procedure increase.
What Happens During An Abortion?
The procedure for abortion varies and depends on how far along you are in pregnancy. In early pregnancy (up to 10 weeks) most abortions are performed by using pills. If you regret your decision after taking the first dose, know that you can reverse the process with an abortion pill reversal. As the pregnancy progresses, abortion procedures become more involved. In the second trimester and following, a surgical procedure known as a dilation and curettage (D&C) is performed after the baby’s heart is stopped with an injection. Finally, in a late-term abortion, a woman has to go through labor and give birth. There are risks associated with abortions at any stage of pregnancy.
Abortion Safety Risks
Abortion procedures have risks no matter when they take place. Here are just a few of the abortion safety risks associated with the procedure, whether surgical or via the pill.
- Heavy and painful bleeding
- Hemorraging due to incomplete abortion
- Scars to the uterine lining
- Abdominal and back pain
- Emotional trauma
Many pro-abortion agencies will not explain the risks involved with abortion, but it’s important to be aware of the consequences throughout each stage. You deserve to know all of the information so you can make an informed decision.
Are There Alternatives To Abortion?
Even when it might not feel like it, there are alternatives to abortion. You might feel alone and overwhelmed if you face an unplanned pregnancy, but abortion is not your only option. Many people find they can parent with the help and support of their friends, family, and community. For others, adoption is the right choice for them.
Visit Clearway Clinic
Facing an unplanned pregnancy and feeling overwhelmed? Schedule a no-cost visit with Clearway Clinic to learn more about abortion safety risks and the alternative options available to you.