Abortion Education

Types of Abortions

There are 2 kinds of abortions available to women facing unwanted pregnancies:

  • Medical Abortion: Medical abortion is the use of medicine to end a pregnancy. The medicine helps remove the fetus and placenta from the mother's womb (uterus)1.
  • Surgical Abortion:  Surgical abortion is a procedure that ends a pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the mother's womb (uterus)2.

 You need to have an ultrasound exam to determine exactly how far along you are.  Be informed before you make a decision.

1 Abortion - medical. (2013). Retrieved September 10, 2013, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007382.htm
2 Abortion - surgical. (2013). Retrieved September 10, 2013, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002912.htm

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