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What is Abortion?

From MedlinePlus:

"An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus."

For statistics and other information for the United States see MedLine Plus at

More information about abortion can be found in this FAQ sheet on Induced Abortion from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Abortion Resources in Tucson

Planned Parenthood Arizona:


"Only you can decide what is best for you. But we are here to help. A staff member at your local Planned Parenthood health center can discuss abortion and all of your options with you and help you find the services you need." 

Site includes a finder tool to locate your nearest Planned Parenthood health center, a live chat option to discuss your questions, and information about procedures and alternatives.

Tucson Women's Center:


"If you are considering abortion, it is very important that you understand all of the options available to you. Tucson Women’s Center is Southern Arizona’s leading privately owned provider of crisis pregnancy services."

5240 E Knight Dr. Suite 112

Tucson, AZ 85712


Toll Free: 1-866-323-5240

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"Abortion: MedlinePlus." National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. (accessed October 21, 2011).

"Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ043 - Induced Abortion." American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (accessed October 25, 2011).

"Methods of Abortion." Sexual & Reproductive Health - Sex Education - Planned Parenthood. (accessed October 25, 2011).

"Tucson Women's Center, Healthcare for Women in Arizona." Tucson Women's Center, Healthcare for Women in Arizona. (accessed October 21, 2011).

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Last Update: 3-10-2014 12:29pm

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