Abortion is not a simple medical procedure.
For many women it is a life changing event with
significant physical, emotional, and spiritual
consequences. Most women who struggle with
past abortions say they wish they had been
told all the facts about abortion. The following
are the types of abortion procedures and
potential side effects.  
The Abortion Option
Medical/Chemical Abortions
Morning after pill (MAP)
Emergency Contraception (EC)
RU-486 (the Abortion Pill)
M & M Method
Surgical Abortions
Suction Aspiration
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
Potential Physical Side Effects
Spotting & bleeding                     
Abdominal pain and cramping        
Heavy or persistent bleeding
Infection or sepsis
Damage to the cervix
Scarring of the uterine lining
Perforation of the uterus
Damage to other organs                
Potential Emotional &
Psychological Side Effects
Regret                         Anger
Guilty feelings              Shame
Depression                   Anxiety
Loneliness or isolation
Impaired self confidence
Insomnia or nightmares
Relationship issues
Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Eating disorders