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Woman describes abortion pain as “Worst thing I’ve ever felt”

A woman describes the pain she felt in an abortion by pill: “After leaving the clinic, I actually felt physically fine, but was advised to get a taxi home instead of walking. But the pain that came afterwards was the worst … Continue reading

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Woman describes abortion: “God, the pain!”

Karen T, age 23, tells her abortion story: “They told me the local would be less dangerous and that general anesthetics would give me cramps and make me throw up and have to stay there for hours recovering from it. … Continue reading

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Study: Women report “severe pain” during their abortions

U.S. researchers found that most women report “moderate or more discomfort” during their abortions. Researchers say they  had not expected so many to report “severe pain.” L. Borgatta and D. Nickinovich, “Pain during early abortion,” Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 42, No. … Continue reading

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Abortionist talks about pain and pain control

One abortionist, on anesthesia and woman’s pain during abortion: Abortions are not comfortable procedures. While I know that they are often done using nothing more than a paracervical block, I’m not convinced this is adequate in all circumstances, and the … Continue reading

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Abortion can be “uncomfortable” procedure

“It is now becoming apparent that, contrary to wishful thinking, abortion can be a relatively uncomfortable procedure. For early abortion many patients can be managed adequately with mild sedation and paracervical local anesthesia, but for a “considerable” number this is … Continue reading

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Abortion by pill causes “considerable pain” says manufacturer of drug

“There is considerable pain with the procedure.” Lester Hyman, a spokesman for the manufacture of RU-486, (the abortion pill) a Roussel–Uclaf The drug also caused significant side effects: “An analysis of adverse drug reactions done in 2006 found more than … Continue reading

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97% of women say their abortions were painful

97% percent of aborting women in one Montreal study reported pain, with 61% reporting moderate to severe pain. Adolescents in the Montreal study were nearly twice as likely to report severe pain as older women. Source: E. Belanger, “Pain of the first … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood records show that abortion is traumatic

“Recently, pro-life workers in Houston discovered several thousand clinic visit records, medical charts, internal minutes, and memoranda, letters, confidential surveys, and financial statements in the trash of a Planned Parenthood abortuary.” [They discovered] “More than a 3rd of the medical … Continue reading

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Clinic worker on women and abortion pain

From one abortion provider: “…Some women experience abortion as painful. How much so depends on factors such as gestational age of the pregnancy, type of procedure (suction or extraction), sedation used during surgery, available support, and mental preparedness. As a … Continue reading

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Pain control and abortion

A study of abortion providers on different drugs to alleviate pain in surgical  and medical abortions concluded: “Our patients are still experiencing a significant amount of pain so more research is needed in pain control in abortion.” Wiebe ER, Rawling M. Pain … Continue reading

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