Less Risk of Death than a Penicillin Injection

Most abortion procedures are performed in 7-15 minutes & carry less risk of death than a penicillin injection.

Did you know that most abortion procedures are performed in 7 to 15 minutes and carry less risk of death than a penicillin injection? Even though abortion is a procedure safer than childbirth, in Pennsylvania, over 90% of abortion care is delivered by a network of 14 non-hospital-based freestanding abortion providers. These providers face unrelenting efforts by abortion rights opponents to close clinics’ doors to women seeking abortion care. Between 2000 and 2008, there was a 23% decline in the number of abortion providers in Pennsylvania. In the first six months of 2011, the PA General Assembly spent one third of its voting session days advancing anti-abortion bills. State legislative agendas nationwide are no different. In the first half of 2013, states across the country enacted 43 abortion restrictions, as many as were enacted in the entire year of 2012.


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