Abortion, or termination of pregnancy, is a safe medical procedure used to end a pregnancy through surgical intervention or by taking medication that causes the contents of the uterus to be expelled.
There are three types of abortion procedures:
Studies show that women who have had an abortion are no more likely to experience long-term psychological or emotional problems than women who have not had an abortion. While many women undergoing abortion experience negative emotions, including guilt, the majority feel abortion was the right decision.
Most women reach a decision about an abortion without professional support. However, for some women, professional counselling offers a valuable and much-needed resource.