Abortion Risks

Abortion has some risks that you need to know about.Like many medical procedures, abortion has some risks to consider. Before choosing to have an abortion, it is important to understand the possible immediate and long-term risks.

Immediate Risks

  • Heavy bleeding9-17
  • Infection
  • Affects from anesthesia
  • Damages to other organs, including Cervix & Uterus
  • Possible death

Emotional Risks

  • Increased chance of clinical depression18-25
  • Increased chance of feeling intense emotions, such as guilt, grief, anger or anxiety
  • Increased chance of drug and alcohol use
  • Increased chance of post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Increased chance of suicidal thoughts and behaviors

Long-Term Risks

  • Increased risk of preterm birth26-30
  • Increased risk of breast cancer
  • Increased risk of infertility
  • Increased risk of emotional and psychological affects

Relational Impact

Many couples choose abortion believing it will preserve their relationship. Research on this topic reveals just the opposite. Some couples who choose abortion are at increased risk for relational problems. In addition, women experiencing a lack of support and pressure to abort are more likely to choose abortion.31-34

Spiritual Impact

People have different understandings of God. Whatever your present beliefs may be, having an abortion may affect more than just your body and your mind – there is a spiritual side to abortion that should be considered. What role does your spirituality play in your decision making? Does your faith hold convictions regarding abortion and when life begins? These are important questions to consider.

For more education about the types of abortion and the associated risks, please call us at (360) 428-4777 or stop by. Our caring team is happy to meet with you.