There are many complications thatcan result after a woman has an abortion.
According to a study in Finland,women who abort are four times more likely to die in the following year thanwomen who carried their pregnancies for the full term.
The research shows that women whoaborted were 60 percent more likely to die of natural causes, seven times morelikely to commit suicide, four times more likely to die of injuries related toaccidents and 14 times more likely to be killed be someone.
Some of the leading causes ofabortion-related maternal deaths within a week of surgery for extracting thefetus are hemorrhage, infection, embolism, anesthesia, and undiagnosed ectopicpregnancies.
In the U.S., legal abortion isthe fifth leading cause of maternal death, and it is even recognized that manyabortion-related deaths are never reported or classified that way.
But there are other risks andcomplications that are possible as well.
For example, the risk of gettingbreast cancer almost doubles after having one abortion and increases even moreif a woman has had several.
Women who have aborted are alsoat a higher risk of getting cervical, ovarian and liver cancer as well.
Between two and three percent ofabortion patients will suffer uterine perforation, though most of the times itwill remain undiagnosed. If a woman has already given birth before theabortion, then the chances of uterine perforation are greater.
Cervical lacerations are alsopossible. Post-abortion cervical damage can result in subsequent cervicalincompetence, premature delivery and labor complications. It is a greater riskfor teenagers who have had abortions.
A life threatening condition forboth the mother and baby, called placenta prevail, increases seven to 15 timesafter having an abortion.
If a woman has had an abortionshe will have a greater chance of having labor complications when wanting togive birth later. Many women who have had abortions have pre-term delivery,which increases the risk of neo-natal death and handicaps for the baby.
Abortion can also increase thechances of an ectopic pregnancy, which can also be life-threatening and resultin reduced fertility.
Abortions can also lead to anincreases risk of pelvic inflammatory disease.
Surveys have shown that lowergeneral health is experience by women who have had abortions. Whilemiscarriages were shown to negatively affect the health in these studies,abortion was found to have a much greater correlation to poor health in theresearch that was conducted.