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What risks are associated with abortion?

Among the physical risks of abortion are infection, perforation of the uterus, hemorrhage, cervical incompetence, cancer, and even death. Among the psychological risks are depression, nervous disorders, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, child neglect or abuse, divorce or chronic relationship problems, and suicide.


The Elliot Institute. “Research on the Psychological and Physical Effects of Abortion.” Accessed September 3, 2019. https://afterabortion.org/more-research-on-post-abortion-issues.

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