Is Abortion Safe?

Reputable medical research and expert opinion cite significant short and long-term risk factors associated with abortion.

Potential Physical Risks

FDA black box warning: “Warning: Serious and sometimes fatal infections and bleeding.” [1]

  • Infection
  • Undiagnosed ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
  • Failed abortion
  • Risk of fetal malformations

*Medical studies that support the risk factors cited can be found in Before You Decide, © 2018 Care Net

Potential Surgical Risks [2]

  • Increased breast cancer risks for those who have had an abortion
  • Uterus damage
  • Increased risk of delivering prematurely in future births, which is associated with cerebral palsy, as well as all other newborn complications (respiratory, bowel, brain, and eye problems)
  • Infection that can lead to infertility and risk for ectopic pregnancy
  • Death

Potential Psychological/ Emotional Risks [3]

No one can tell you how you are going to feel. Every person is different. Some individuals report negative emotions after abortions that linger, and unresolved. For some, problems related to their abortion emerge months or even years later. There is evidence that abortion is associated with a decrease in long-term emotional and physical health.

In line with the best available research, you should be informed that abortion significantly increases the risk for

  • Clinical depression and anxiety
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal thoughts and behavior

We have helped thousands of women and men in the Phoenix area overcome their feelings of shame and regret associated with abortion, many of who have carried it for decades.

Contact us confidentially at if you have had an abortion in the past and are looking for Hope and Healing.