Risks of Abortion

Physical

  • Allergic reaction to drugs
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Death
  • Embolism - air forced into the mother's bloodstream during abortion process, causing brain damage or death
  • Endotoxic shock
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion causing bleeding and infection
  • Infection from lack of sterile conditions
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Scarring of uterine lining
  • Suicide
  • Tearing of cervix
  • Possibility of higher risk of breast cancer
  • Future pregnancies may be affected.

Emotional

  • Post Abortion Stress Syndrome      
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sense of loss or mourning
  • Depression
  • Regret or remorse
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Anger, rage at self
  • Guilt
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Increase in drug/alcohol use
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Nightmares, flashbacks
  • Lower self esteem
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Inability to forgive self
  • Over-interest in babies
  • Avoidance of the subject of abortion
  • Fear of inability to have children
  • Difficulty being intimate or in a sexual relationship
  • Preoccupation with due date
  • Problems in relationships
  • Desire to replace aborted baby with a new pregnancy 
  • Emotional numbness
  • Anger at those connected with abortion
  • Avoid situations with pregnant women and/or babies

 

 


 

Can I have a baby after abortion?

Future pregnancies may be affected by an abortion...

Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy risk increased

Sterility

Cervical and uterine damage

Endometritis

Greater risk of miscarriage with future pregnancies

 

 

To learn more about different methods of abortion click here.


 

 

 

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