You’ve probably stumbled on this page either through searching or socials. It’s ok to have questions, we have the answers. If you’re not sure you want to go through with an abortion or you just want to know more about it, we are your unbiased approach to make the decision for yourself.
All that we ask before you decide is that you speak with a medical professional and any confidant about your feelings, if you have no one to talk to – reach out to us.
What Is Abortion?
Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy by a medical professional which is the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus. It’s also heard as “pregnancy termination”.
An abortion that occurs without any intervention is called a miscarriage or a spontaneous abortion. An abortion that occurs with intervention is called induced abortion or induced miscarriage.
The term we see in the news, social media, and everywhere else tends to mean induced abortion where, typically, a doctor assists the female in removing the embryo or fetus.
When properly handled, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures, however, unsafe abortions tend to cause maternal death.
Types of Abortion
The two major types of abortion are induced abortion and spontaneous abortion. Induced abortion is the one most people are talking about when they discuss abortion. A spontaneous abortion is typically related to a miscarriage.Abortion Types: Learn about the different types of abortion.