Abortion laws requiring ambulatory surgical center standards are not supported by evidence
The research looked at whether there is any relationship between the type of facility where an abortion is performed and abortion-related complications. The study looked at data from more than 50,000 abortions and found no difference in complications for abortions that were performed in ASCs versus office-based settings. Importantly, there was no significant difference in complication rates abortions for either first or second trimester abortions or later abortions.
This research adds to the overwhelming body of evidence that abortion is a safe procedure and laws that require that abortions be performed in ASCs are not based in science.