By definition, abortion refers to a deliberate termination of a pregnancy. Even so, the act is done to end an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. There are safe and unsafe abortions with the former consisting of in-clinic practices performed by a qualified physician or nurse (Grimes and Brandon 32). In this case, the practitioner either safely removes the pregnancy using medical instruments and gentle suction or uses medication. In medication abortion, the women take pills that make her uterus expel the gestation tissue and end the pregnancy. On the other hand, an unsafe abortion refers to the ending of a pregnancy by an unqualified individual or in an environment that is not up to the required medical standards. Use of high-dose medication, insertion of a sharp object into the womb, flushing the uterus with harmful liquids, and physical abuse are all forms of unsafe abortions (Grimes and Brandon 31). Women, who go for unsafe abortions are often ignorant of the adverse consequences to which they expose themselves. Whether safe or unsafe, abortion has noteworthy negative effects, particularly on the psychological, physiological, and economic fronts.