Frequently Asked Questions About Abortion

Is abortion safe?

Yes, abortion is safe. There are many false myths surrounding abortion from people who do not believe you should have the choice. While every surgical procedure involves some risk, the truth is that abortion is one of the safest and most common out-patient surgeries in the U.S. – 14 times safer than carrying a pregnancy to term and delivering vaginally. 1 out of every 3 American women will have at least one abortion in her lifetime. 60% of the women who choose abortion are already mothers. The woman who chooses abortion today may well choose parenthood later. Abortion at any gestation is always safer than childbirth. Good resources on the safety of abortion are: The Guttmacher Institute and the National Abortion Federation.