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Video Explainer: Ectopic Pregnancy vs. Induced Abortion

Since Roe has been overturned, we’ve heard questions from legislators about the impact of abortion restrictions on pregnancy management, particularly on ectopic pregnancies.

In this video, Divya Jain from Physicians for Reproductive Health explains the difference between an ectopic pregnancy and induced abortion.

Bottom line: the legal implications of ectopic pregnancy and abortion are very different. Treatment of an ectopic pregnancy is legally permissible. Abortion bans do not and should not prevent the treatment of ectopic pregnancies, even in states that have banned abortion.

Read More: Ectopic Pregnancy vs. Abortion Fact Sheet