What is an abortion?
It is a medical procedure that ends the pregnancy so that it does not result in the birth of a child.It is often called the "termination of the pregnancy."
How is an abortion performed?
Basically, the pregnancy is removed from the womb, either by taking pills or by surgery.
The abortion pill (also called medical abortion) causes an event similar to a miscarriage. Surgical abortion involves a minor operation in which you are either awake or asleep. How far along you are in your pregnancy will determine the abortion method.
What are the most common types of abortions?
- Abortion Pill: RU-486
- Surgery: Vacuum Aspiration, Dilation & Curettage, Dilation & Evacuation
Is abortion painful?
Each woman is unique. Some women report experiencing little physical discomfort while others say their abortion procedure was painful. Some women report feeling emotionally relieved while others feel emotional pain and grief.
Is abortion safe?
Abortion is a medical procedure. A medical procedure can have potential risks. Check out our Abortion Tips.
How much does abortion cost?
Abortion costs vary. The further along you are in the pregnancy, the more the abortion can cost.