Your initial reaction to your unplanned pregnancy may be to rush into getting an abortion. Take your time and know the facts.

The world would like you to believe that abortion is the ‘consequence-free choice.’ Simply put, this is not true. Many women who have had an abortion suffer in silence both emotionally and physically. Some are unable to get pregnant again.

"I can tell you if I had only known what I was going to suffer, I never would have had an abortion." - Audrey

"My abortion was one of the worst, if not THE worst mistake I have ever made. After what I have gone through I want nothing more than to speak out and help change women's minds." - Kimberly


ABORTION PROCEDURES:

Medical Abortion: Drugs are used to empty the uterus.

Surgical Abortion: Instruments are used to remove the embryo/ fetus and placental tissue.

Induction Abortion: A lethal injection is used to kill the fetus and labour is induced to deliver the dead fetus.  

The type of procedure you will recieve depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Click here for more information on the actual types of abortion procedures.


Risks of Abortion

PHYSICAL

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Infection
  • Increased risk of premature births for future children
  • Cervix or uterus damage, that can be associated with infertility or miscarriage
  • Possible link to breast cancer
  • Death

 

EMOTIONAL

  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional numbing
  • Anniversary grief

 

 

  • Nightmares or flashbacks of the abortion
  • Increased risk of alcohol and drug abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Suicidal thoughts

Click to read JULIE'S STORY.

Click to read JULIE'S STORY.

Click to read DENISE'S STORY.

Click to read DENISE'S STORY.

Click to read ANONYMOUS STORY.

Click to read ANONYMOUS STORY.


If you have had an abortion and are dealing with physical or emotional trauma, there is help. Please visit our abortion recovery page.


We should not have to kill our children to achieve our dreams. This is not empowering to us.
— Lila Rose