Abortion Risk in

Emergency Pregnancy Center does not perform or refer for abortions.

Abortion Risk & side effects

Before you have any elective procedure it’s important to know the potential impacts it could have on your body and future health. Risks and side effects vary by the type of procedure and how far along you are.

Abortion pill risks:

  • Fever
  • Fainting
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Prolonged heavy bleeding
  • General malaise (“feeling sick,” including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)

In-Clinic Surgical Abortion Risks Include:

  • Infection
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Rh sensitization
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Emboli (blood clot, air bubble, or fatty deposit, that is carried in the bloodstream and lodges in a blood vessel or the lung)
  • In extreme cases, death.

What Are The Potential Future Risks?

There is evidence of emotional, relational and even spiritual risks following an abortion procedure. Most women say they initially felt relief and looked forward to their lives returning to normal. But some women report negative emotions after abortion, that linger, unresolved. Problems related to an abortion can emerge months or even years later.

After abortion, most women are able to become pregnant again. However, abortion may increase the risk of complications that can impact future pregnancies and the health of future children. Below are a few of the potential risks on future pregnancies and children:

  • Pre-Term Birth
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Placenta Previa