Abortion

Research shows that most women want to be informed of risks and treatment alternatives, prior to making their decision.1

Costs  ◈ Procedures  ◈ Development  ◈ Health Risks

Protect Your Health

Future Pregnancy Complications

Abortion is associated with an increased risk of low birth weight and preterm birth.6
The risk increases with each additional abortion. There is also an increase in infertility rates among women who have had previous abortions.7

Breast Cancer

Studies show that abortion may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. A recent analysis revealed a 44% increased risk of breast cancer among females who had at least one induced abortion. The risk increased significantly for those who had two or more abortions.8

STDs & Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

There is a high prevalence rate of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea among women presenting for abortion. Women with an untreated chlamydial infection at the time of abortion have a 72% risk of developing PID.9

Mental Health

Women who had an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion.10

Within 10 Weeks of LMP*

Menstrual Period Chemical Abortion: Mifeprex & Misoprostol Cost: $200-$800

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The FDA approved regimen2 for a chemical abortion is a two-visit process using two different drugs:

  • Mifeprex is given orally during the first office visit. (200 mg) Mifeprex blocks progesterone from sustaining the pregnancy thereby ending the life of the baby.
  • Misoprostol is given inside the cheek (800 mcg) 24-48 hours later. This drug will cause contractions to expel the baby’s remains. This does not take place at the medical office and may occur within a few hours or up to two weeks after taking the misoprostol.
  • A physical exam should be given 7-14 days later to ensure the abortion is complete and that there are no immediate complications.

Risks & Side Effects:

  • Unsuccessful up to 10% of the time.3
  • Cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heavy bleeding, infection and in rare cases, death.
  • Not advised for women who have anemia, bleeding disorders, liver or kidney disease, seizure disorder, acute inflammatory bowel disease, use an IUD, or are unable to return for a follow-up visit.

Fetal Development (Weeks 4-8):

  • Nerves, brain and spinal cord begin to develop
  • Heart begins to beat
  • Eyes, arms, legs, lungs and stomach begin to form
  • Genitals form
  • All organs are present by week 8

 Abortion Pill Reversal?

There is a 64%-68% chance of continuing a healthy pregnancy if therapy is started within 72 hours of taking Mifeprex.4 Call 877-558-0333 or visit abortionpillreversal.com

 

*Last Menstrual Period

6-16 Weeks of LMP*

Surgical Abortion: Suction/Vacuum Aspiration Cost: $600-$1600

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  • Patient will lie on her back with feet in stirrups
    and a speculum is inserted to open the vagina.
  • A local anesthetic is administered to her cervix.
    Then, a tenaculum is used to hold the cervix in
    place so that it can be dilated by cone-shaped rods.
  • When the cervix is wide enough, a cannula is
    inserted into the uterus to suction out the baby
    and placenta.
  • The procedure usually takes 10-15 minutes with a
    recovery period of up to 5 hours.
  • Based upon the size of the baby, a D&C may also
    be required, particularly in the second trimester:
    the provider will use a long loop-shaped knife
    called a curette to scrape the lining, placenta and
    baby away from the uterus.

Risks & Side Effects

  • Abdominal pain, nausea, sweating, and feeling faint.
  • Less frequent side effects include possible heavy
    or prolonged bleeding, blood clots, damage to the
    cervix and perforation of the uterus.
  • Infection due to retained remains of the baby
    and related tissues, an STD, or bacteria being
    introduced to the uterus can cause fever, pain,
    abdominal tenderness, scarring, infertility and in
    rare cases, death.

Fetal Development (Weeks 9-16)

  • Organs begin functioning
  • Skin and fingerprints begin to form
  • Baby moves, kicks and begins sucking thumb

*Last Menstrual Period
In the medical community, choice is referred
to as patient autonomy which means you have
the right to say “NO” to any medical procedure.
If you feel abortion is your only option, you
have no freedom of choice.

17-24 Weeks After LMP

Late-Term Surgical Abortion: Dilation & Evacuation Cost: $1500-$2500

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  • In most cases, 24 hours prior to the actual
    procedure, the abortion provider will insert
    laminaria or a synthetic dilator inside the cervix.
  • At the time of the procedure, cone-shaped rods of
    increasing size are used to continue the dilation process.
  • Depending upon gestational age, some providers
    may deliver a shot with a long needle through the
    patient’s abdomen to cause the baby to die before
    the procedure begins.
  • A cannula is inserted to begin removing the baby
    from the lining, and the lining is scraped with a
    curette to remove any residual fetal parts.
  • For larger babies, forceps may be used to remove
    larger parts and some providers prefer to crush
    the skull for easier extraction.
  • The procedure normally takes about 30 minutes,
    with extended recovery time.

Risks & Side Effects

  • Abdominal pain, bleeding, and nausea may occur for two weeks following the procedure.
  • Infection due to retained remains of the baby and related tissues, an STD, or bacteria can cause fever, pain, abdominal tenderness, scarring and in some cases, death.
  • Although rare, additional risks related to D&E are damage to the uterine lining or cervix, perforation of the uterus, infertility, infection and blood clots.

Fetal Development (Weeks 17-24)

  • The five senses develop
  • Facial features become distinct
  • Mother feels movement more strongly
  • It is possible that the fetus can feel pain5
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