A new study by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco is adding even more support to that argument, finding that abortion has a lower complication rate than common procedures such as having one's wisdom teeth or tonsils removed.
Despite the fact that officials all over the U.S. feel the need to regulate abortion as though it were a pernicious procedure, a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that complications rarely occur after an abortion.
A team from the University of California, San Francisco said that complications from abortions only happen 2.1% of the time, with most being minor. Wisdom teeth surgery, on the other hand, results in complications 7% of the time.
In the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of abortion, researchers at UC San Francisco have concluded that major complications are rare, occurring less than a quarter of a percent of the time, about the same frequency as colonoscopies.