Abortion is safer than childbirth?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-19-2007
Abortion is safer than childbirth?
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 2:00pm

I saw a story in Time the other day that says new reseach is showing that abortion is less risky than childbirth:

http://healthland.time.com/2012/01/25/why-abortion-is-less-risky-than-childbirth/#ixzz1kaKbs76p

Personally, I don't think the two can be compared- of course abortion is going to come up as less risky! Pregnancy takes nine months and therefore there's more time/chance for complications to occur versus a one day abortion procedure.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2012
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 7:08pm

If you READ the article, it says in the title it's comparing it to childbirth, not the whole pregnancy.