Side effects of having an abortion
The side effects of having an abortion have been studied, verified, re-verified and
published since The Mainichi Survey in 1959.
What we hope to provide is a partial list of the medical and scientific data which
reflect the numerous side effects women have from having an abortion. This is not
all inclusive. For additional information, please visit our Links page.
The short term and the never ending side effects from abortion...
Premature births up 30% after the first abortion and up 90% after the
second abortion - 2008 1
Ectopic pregnancies up nearly 1300% - 2002 2
- Breast cancer increase - 1996 3
Pain during the abortion equal to some cancer patients - 1989 4
Death rate 12 months after an abortion up 300% - 1997 5
Death rate 24 months after an abortion up 100% - 2002 6
Suicide rate after an abortion up 600% - 1997 7
Medical complications from any abortion up 10% - 2000 8
Drug and alcohol abuse up 300% - 2005 9
Mental health visits in the first 90 days up 63% - 2002 10
Psychiatric hospitalization in the first year up 260% - 2003 11
Clinically depressed in high risk range up 65% - 2003 12
Depression within the last four years experienced by 42% of all who had
an abortion - 2008 13
Married women eight years after an abortion, clinically depressed up 138% -
10% of all mental health problems in the U.S. result from abortion - 2008 15
To all the women who have suffered from an abortion and the doctor did not share
this public information with you, we hope you get the opportunity to share this with
a young mother struggling with the decision of abortion.
1 Voigt Manfred. Abortion and Premature Birth Link. Z. Geburstshilfe Neonatol,
2 Ring-Cassidy, Elizabeth and Ian Gentles. Women's Health after Abortion: The
Medical and Psychological Evidence. de Veber: Toronto, 2002
3 Brind J, Chinchilli VM, Severs WB, Summy-Long J. Induced abortion as an
independent risk factor for breast cancer: a comprehensive review and meta-
analysis. Journal of Epidiology and Community Health 1996 Oct; 50(5):451-496
4 Belanger E, Malzack R, Lauzon P. Pain of the first trimester abortion: a study of
psychosocial and medical predictors. Pain 1989 March; 36(3): 339-50
5 Gissler M, Kaupila R, Merilainen J, Toukomma H, Hemminki E. Pregnancy
associated deaths in Finland 1987 - 1994 - definition prolems and benefits of
record linkage. Acta Obstetricia at Gynecologica Scandanavica 1997 Aug; 76(7):
6 Reardon, David C., Philip G. Ney, Fritz Scheuren, Jesse Cougle, Priscilla K.
Coleman, and Thomas W. Strahan. Deaths Associated With Pregnancy Outcome:
A Record Linkage Study of Low Income Women. Southern Medical Journal.
Vol. 95. No. 8. Aug 2002
7 Gissler M, Kauppila R, Merlainen J, Toukomaa H, Hemminki E. Pregnancy
associated deaths in Finland 1987 - 1994: register linkage study, British Medical
Journal 1996 December 7; 313 (7070): 1431-4
8 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist United Kingdom,
Care of Women - Induced Abortions, Summer 2000
9 Fergusson David. Christchurch Health and Development Study, Dec 2005
10 American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 2002, Vol. 72, No. 1, 141-152
11 Canadian Medical Association Journal, May 2003
12 Medical Science Monitor, May 2003
13 Fergusson David. Christchurch Health and Development Study, Dec 2005
14 British Medical Journal, Dec 2001, 324: 151-152.
15 Coleman P, Coyle C, Shuping M, Rue V. Journal of Psychiatric Research,