This article is from the Elliot Institute’s AfterAbortion.org website
Physical Dangers Associated With Abortion
Approximately 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2%) were considered major.19 However the majority of complications take time to develop and will not be apparent for days, months or even years.
Negative psychological reactions to abortion are more common than physical complications. These are described in a later section.
The major physical risks and complications of abortion are described below. Citations to the medical literature regarding each danger or risk are included as end notes at the bottom of this page.