Overview

Surgical abortion is a in-clinic medical procedure to end a pregnancy. For information about surgical abortion procedures see below.

Further Information

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). “FAQs: Abortion.” ACOG, Questions, https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/induced-abortion.

University of California San Francisco. “Surgical Abortion, First Trimester.” UCSF Health, https://www.ucsfhealth.org/treatments/surgical-abortion-first-trimester.

University of California San Francisco, “Medical Versus Surgical Abortion.”UCSF Health, https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/medical-versus-surgical-abortion.

Guttmacher Institute, “State Legislation Tracker, Major Developments in Sexual and Reproductive Health”, Guttmacher Institute, 1 November 2021, https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy#.

Guttmacher Institute. “Bans on Specific Abortion Methods After the First Trimester.” State Laws and Policies, 1 November 2021, https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/bans-specific-abortion-methods-used-after-first-trimester.

American Bar Association, Resolution 107A, opposes criminal prosecution of any person having an abortion, or for experiencing a miscarriage, stillbirth, or other pregnancy outcome. See Resolution and Report at: https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/directories/policy/midyear-2021/107a-midyear-2021.pdf.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), “Joint Statement on Abortion Access During the COVID-19 Outbreak”, 18 March 2020, https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2020/03/joint-statement-on-abortion-access-during-the-covid-19-outbreak.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG),” Statement of Policy, Abortion Policy”, reaffirmed November 2020, https://www.acog.org/clinical-information/policy-and-position-statements/statements-of-policy/2020/abortion-policy.

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