"If only I would have known."

"Why didn't my doctor tell me?"

These are the words thousands of women who have had abortions say over and over. No one told them there would be complications with their abortion. They thought it was a safe and easy procedure. Now they are suffering with the medical and emotional results of their uninformed decision.

Women have a right know. That's why we have prepared this brochure, "You're Considering An Abortion. . . What Can Happen to You," --- a thoroughly researched, comprehensive list of the medical and emotional complications a woman is likely to experience if she has an abortion. It was prepared by three board certified physicians who have worked or are currently working in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The physicians who wrote and gathered this information ask you to consider using this brochure if you counsel women considering abortion. It could mean the difference between life and death; between a safe and happy future and one riddled with illness and guilt.

In fact, in every medical procedure EXCEPT ABORTION, a patient must give informed consent before the doctor can treat her. This requirement is accepted as good medical care and is rooted in common sense and centuries-old common law. But the legal system has exempted this requirement in the case of abortion, and many women remain ignorant of the risks involved. This brochure allows you to present women with their medical rights.

Complications discussed in this brochure include:

  • You're Considering an Abortion - What Can Happen to You?BLADDER INJURY
  • BOWEL INJURY
  • BREAST CANCER
  • ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
  • EFFECTS ON THE NEXT PREGNANCY
  • FAILED ABORTION
  • HEMORRHAGE
  • HEPATITIS
  • INFECTION
  • LACERATION OF THE CERVIX
  • MORE MISCARRIAGES LATER
  • PERFORATION OF THE UTERUS
  • PLACENTA PREVIA
  • POST-ABORTION SYNDROME
  • RETAINED PRODUCTS OF CONCEPTION
  • Rh INCOMPATIBILITY
  • SEVERE, RAPID BLEEDING
  • STERILITY
  • UNRECOGNIZED ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
  • YOUTHFUL AGE OF MOTHER
These abortion counseling brochures are now available to purchase or read online at Heritage House.