Is abortion safe?

Yes, abortion is safe. In fact, abortion is one of the safest and most common surgical procedures in the United States. It is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnant people will have an abortion by age 45, and that 60% are already parents at the time of their abortion. Although every procedure carries some risk — like the abortion not terminating the pregnancy, heavy bleeding occurring after the procedure, infection, etc. — abortion is a safer procedure than the risks involved with carrying a pregnancy to term and delivering vaginally. At or before 8 weeks, less than 0.3% of patients experience a complication from their first trimester abortion procedure. Northland Family Planning provides the very best medical care to all our patients. Abortion care is our area of expertise, and all our physicians are specially trained in this procedure. Our staff is warm and caring, and we will make sure you are comfortable both physically and emotionally.