Not only does every abortion kill an innocent human being in the womb; but also abortion is also more dangerous to the mother than if she were to give birth to the child. The evidence overwhelmingly proves that the morbidity and mortality rates of legal abortion are several times higher than that for carrying a pregnancy to term.
Abortion is not safer than full-term pregnancy and childbirth. Less than one in ten thousand pregnancies result in the mother’s death. Statistics indicate that the chances of death by abortion are even less. But while deaths from childbirth are accurately reported, many deaths by legal abortion are not. This completely distorts the statistics. Furthermore, “abortion actually increases the chance of maternal death in later pregnancies.” This means that some maternal deaths in full-term pregnancies are actually caused by earlier abortions, which creates a double inaccuracy.
THOSE WHO PERFORM ABORTIONS RARELY EXPLAIN THE TRUE RISKS OF ABORTION TO WOMEN.
It is common to talk to women physically or psychologically damaged by abortions, who say, “I had no idea this could happen; no one told me about the risks.”
Abortion is the only surgery for which the surgeon is not obligated to inform the patient of the possible risks of the procedure, or even the exact nature of the procedure. Indeed, abortion providers are the only medical personnel who have a “constitutional right” to withhold information, even when directly questioned by the patient.
Some abortion clinics may object that they voluntarily offer consent forms, which patients must sign. Yet many patients testify that they did not read these forms, that the forms did not give specific information, or that they did not understand what they signed. The few who do ask questions are assured by clinic workers that any references to possible complications are just a formality, and there is nothing to worry about. Because of the nervous anxiety associated with an abortion, and the desire to get it over with, signing such a form is no different than not signing a form at all—except that it absolves the clinic of legal responsibility for the health problems the woman may suffer later.
The evidence indicates that the only way to avoid the risks of abortion is not to have one.
Here are some real and severe abortion risks;
Infertility and sterility mean that a woman cannot get pregnant. Abortion causes sterility in 2-5% of the women who have an abortion.
50% of women who have had abortions report experiencing emotional and psychological problems lasting for months or years.
These emotions include, but aren’t limited to:
•Acute feeling of grief
•Fear of disclosure
•Preoccupation with babies or getting pregnant again
•Termination of relationships
•Increased alcohol and drug abuse
•Flashbacks of the abortion procedure
Many of these women go on to report that they regret their choice and would do anything to go back and undo the decision that resulted in so much pain.
MEDICAL (CHEMICAL) ABORTION RISKS INCLUDES (but are not limited to):
“The Morning After Pill” (Emergency Contraception Pill) – If taken within 72 hours of intercourse it prevents pregnancy 75% of the time. Medical problems would be similar to birth control pills, however effects could be more pronounced.
Methotrexate – (given prior to 8 weeks) Doctors don’t like to prescribe this chemical because of its high toxicity and unpredictable side effects. Those side effects include but are not limited to:
•Bone marrow depression
.Heavy bleeding for as long as 40 days
•Abortion may occur anywhere
This chemical may not work and a surgical abortion may still be required.
Psychological/ Emotional Trauma: In addition to the risks listed above, women having chemical abortions often see the complete tiny bodies of their unborn child and are even able to see the child’s developing hands, eyes, etc. So traumatic is this for some women that it is recommended that women unprepared for the experience not take the drugs.
If you are considering abortion because of your circumstances, know that you can change your situation. If you aren’t sure about this choice, take time to find out “why” you have these feelings. Pregnancy care centers are here to help you in any situation regardless of your decision. Please talk to a Counselor or walk into a general hospital and request to see a specialist doctor. or better still still you can send us reach us on this platform and we can walk through the situation together.