Long Term Effects

black eyesWomen who abort can face hemorrhage that requires transfusion, perforation of the uterus, cardiac arrest, endotoxic shock, major unintended surgery, infection resulting in hospitalization, convulsions, undiagnosed ectopic(tubal) pregnancy, cervical laceration, uterine rupture, and death.1

Women who abort are more likely to experience ectopic pregnancies, infertility, hysterectomies, stillbirths, miscarriages, and premature births than women who have not had abortions.2

Pregnant women who abort have a 6 times higher rate of suicide than those who carry their baby to term.3

Women who abort are 144% more likely to physically abuse their children.4

Women who have undergone previous abortions have a 60% higher risk of miscarriage.5

Women who aborted were 65% more likely to be at risk for long-term clinical depression.6

Teenagers who abort are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than teens who have not had an abortion.7

In the U.S. each year 11%, or about 140,000 women, experience immediate medical complications from abortion.8

Read some personal accounts of abortion at www.silentnomore.aspx. There is hope and healing after abortion! 


1 Hern, Warren. Abortion Practice.1990|
2 Strahan, T. Detrimental Effects of Abortion, 2002.|
3 European J. Public Health, 2005| 4 Acta Paediatrica, 2005|
5 BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics &
Gynaecology, Dec 2007.| 6 Medical Science Monitor, 2003.|
7 Garfinkle, B. Stress, Depression and Suicide: A Study of Adolescents in Minnesota, 1986.| 8Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (UK), 2000. For full citations visit www.humanlife.org/did_you_know.php
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