What is an Abortion?

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an abortion is an induced procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medications or a procedure to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus.  The procedure is done by a licensed healthcare professional. 

The decision to end a pregnancy is very personal. If you are thinking of having an abortion, talk to your physician about your situation and your options. For more information, please review the Abortion FAQs from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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