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TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Abortion providers are encouraging women to choose the medical abortion option, but studies consistently show that the rate of complications is four times higher than for a surgical procedure, writes San Antonio obstetrician Ingrid Skop, M.D., in the winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Currently, about 39 percent of abortions in the U.S. are drug-induced, writes Dr. Skop, using a combination of mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU486) and misoprostol (Cytotec). Serious complications include ruptured ectopic pregnancies, hemorrhage, infection, and retained pregnancy tissue, which require surgery in as many as…

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