Category Archives: Pain during Abortion

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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Type of pain experienced during abortion

One study that relied on questionnaires showed that the total pain scores (given by women having abortions): “found that the average abortion pain ranked higher than that experienced by people suffering from fractures, sprains, neuralgia, arthritis, and was equal to … Continue reading

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Anecdotal Evidence of Pain

“Little is known about the accuracy and extent of information given to abortion patients about the level of pain to expect… Consent forms give the impression that the sensation will resemble heavy menstrual cramps. But this is not what women … Continue reading

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Abortion and Physical Pain

“We were surprised to note that the majority of women reported moderate or more discomfort during the procedure; we had not expected as many women to report severe pain.” Borgatta L, Nickinovich D. Pain during Early Abortion Journal of Reproductive … Continue reading

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