What is abortion?

It is the act of ending a pregnancy either by taking medicines or having a surgical procedure.

What is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill is a medication given to a woman to bring about an abortion. It has great risk and should be taken only under the direct supervision of a doctor.

How much does an abortion cost?

This varies greatly depending on the type of procedure and the doctor, but costs can between $250-$5,000.

General Risks and Side Effects of Abortions

Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS)

PAS is defined as the stress reaction experienced after having an abortion. PAS is a sub-category of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of PAS may include any of the following: guilt, anxiety, numbness, depression, flashbacks, and suicidal thoughts.


Additional Side Effects

A study of American women who had experienced one or more abortions indicated the following reactions were found to be associated with abortion:

  • Feelings of sadness or loss: 55.8%
  • Fears concerning future pregnancies: 36.9%
  • Nightmares: 30%
  • Withdrawal from family and friends: 30%
  • Help needed to deal with the loss: 29%
  • Increase in alcohol or drug use: 26.7%
  • Difficulty controlling anger: 24%
  • Difficulty sleeping: 23%
  • Relationship ended with partner: 19.8%

Several studies have shown abortion increases a woman’s risk of having a premature delivery in future births. These studies have also shown a link between induced abortion and an increased risk for breast cancer.

The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counseling, medical, or prenatal care.

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