Report: Abortion Is Safe but Barriers Reduce Quality of Care
Review finds abortion is very safe but that women face delays, false medical information depending on where they live.
March 16, 2018
The Associated Press
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortions in the U.S. are very safe but getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, says a broad examination of the nation's abortion services.
Friday's report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine shows abortion increasingly is performed early in pregnancy, when it's safest. The risk of maternal death is higher from tonsillectomies, colonoscopies and childbirth, according to the independent panel, which advises the government on scientific issues.