• The Truth About Chemical Abortion

The majority of abortions committed now are chemical abortions. This is a procedure that involves taking two powerful medications 48 hours apart. The first pill is designed to end the baby's life, and the second is used to expel the baby from the womb. Check out the following resources to get the facts about chemical abortion.


Chemical Abortion is Unsafe: The FDA rushed chemical abortion to the market, succumbing to pressure from the abortion industry to lift all the safety protocols designed to minimize risks to women's lives and future reproductive health. Of course, abortion is never safe for the child. For mothers, chemical abortion carries significant risk of harm and health complications.

More Info: https://www.usccb.org/resources/risks-complications-chemical-abortion.pdf

Chemical Abortion Abandons Women: Women undergo this process alone, at home, and without medical support. This is not only physically dangerous but can compound the trauma many women experience through abortion.

More Info: https://catholicvote.org/women-share-horrors-of-chemical-abortions/)

The Abortion Industry Does Not Respect Choice: Many women report suffering regret after beginning the procedure and want to change their minds, but abortion providers don't tell women about abortion pill reversal.

More Info: https://www.abortionpillreversal.com/

"Abortion is never the answer for a difficult or unintended pregnancy, as it always ends one life and risks another"

- Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington 

Women and their pre-born children are not adversaries. Resources for pregnant mothers abound and no one should feel forced to abort her child. Women are strong and can accomplish great things as mothers. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington stands ready to assist with any need a pregnant mother in need may encounter. Confidential, gentle healing after abortion is also available. 

Visit our Life Is Sacred webpage for all the ways the Diocese of Arlington helps mothers in need and those suffering from abortion. Please check out additional resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.