Abortion Procedures and Risks

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Abortion is a chemical or surgical procedure ending the life of an unborn child. Procedures differ according to fetal development. Like any invasive procedure, abortion has certain associated risks. The Family Life Center offers evidence-based medical and factual information about abortion procedures and risks. There is evidence that induced abortion can be associated with significant loss of both emotional and physical health long term. 1 Although the Family Life Center does not refer for abortions, we welcome appointments to help you understand all of your options so you are equipped to make healthy choices.


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1. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2003;58(1):67-79