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Harmful effects of abortion

Abortion is a complex issue, and pro-life advocates are often faced with the difficult task of explaining why they believe abortion is wrong. The following list of harmful effects of abortion will provide you with some insight into why pro-life advocates take this stance on abortion.


Depression is a mental health condition and mood disorder. Depression can make it hard to work or carry out daily chores.

  • Getting help for depression is important because it helps reduce your risk for other health problems such as heart disease and stroke, as well as improves the quality of life by reducing anxiety and irritability associated with feelings of guilt or regret over having an abortion​


Death after abortion can be caused by excessive bleeding and sometimes unrealized incomplete abortions.

  • Surgical incision or crushing during the procedure e.g uterine perforation ( tearing). This can lead to sepsis or postpartum hemorrhage ( bleeding)

  • Sepsis (blood poisoning) is caused by bacteria entering through an open wound on the cervix during dilation and evacuation;

Excessive bleeding

Excessive bleeding can be a sign of a more serious problem. It can happen if your uterus is injured during the abortion procedure and if the pregnancy-related tissues are retained in the uterus.

Damage to the cervix

  • The cervix is the part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

  • Damage to this area can lead to serious health problems, including cervical cancer and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

  • Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in women, accounting for about 12% of all newly diagnosed cancers worldwide.

Undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus. Because it cannot develop, if it grows large enough and ruptures the fallopian tube, you may experience severe abdominal pain and bleeding.

The only way to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy is by ultrasound. If you have an ectopic pregnancy and don't know what's happening inside your body, it can be very painful—and even life-threatening!

Additional surgical abortion procedures

This comes as a result of incomplete abortions whereby the parts of the baby's body are left inside the mother's womb. Some women who take the abortion pill experience severe bleeding, infection, and complications in future pregnancies. These complications can be life-threatening and even cause death for the woman.

Breast cancer

Abortion is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The risk increases with the number of abortions, and it is highest for women who have had three or more abortions. This risk also appears to be higher in young women who have had an abortion; most studies show that this group has a slightly higher rate of breast cancer than those who are older when they get pregnant and never carried out abortions.

Future pre-term deliveries

There are many reasons for pre-term delivery, including infection, trauma, and poor nutrition. There's a very real risk of death from this condition if it isn't detected early on. It's estimated that almost half of all babies born too early will die before reaching their first birthday.

A study published in The Lancet found that abortion increases the likelihood of a woman having a pre-term birth by 87%. According to the study, this makes sense because when women choose abortion over childbirth they're likely to be more stressed or anxious than they would be if they had chosen to go through with their pregnancy.

Abortion is not a simple or easy solution.

Abortion is not a simple or easy solution. It is not a quick solution, nor is it safe or cheap. Abortion is not an easy solution because of the emotional and psychological effects that usually follow this procedure, as well as its physical risks (such as hemorrhage and infection).


Abortion is an extremely complicated issue that can have a detrimental impact on the lives of women and their families. While it may seem like a simple solution to some, abortion has been shown to be very harmful in many cases. If you are considering having an abortion, please don't make this decision lightly!

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