Abortion Myths

People who are against free choice create many myths about abortion which have never been proven.

- Fertility problems: safe abortion does not increase the risk of future infertility or pregnancy problems, though sexual transmitted diseases and unsafe abortion do.
- Other medical problems: there is no evidence of any medical illness related to safe abortion, although opponents of abortion (using selective and unscientific interpretation of research) try to suggest that there is an increased risk of breast cancer.
- Psychological problems: for most women the decision to have an abortion is difficult and may provoke feelings of sadness or guilt. Still, most women also feel relieved afterward. There is no evidence of increased risk of long term 'post-abortion' stress, depression or anxiety, or any other psychological illness.