However, being a surgical technique, it is associated with risks of infection, perforation of uterus, incomplete abortion and post-procedure uterine synechiae formation (Asherman's Syndrome).
Some opponents of the drug have argued that taking it would be risky and that women could hemorrhage or have incomplete abortions, leading to infections that could impair fertility.
However, the clinic itself has been the subject of investigation because of at least three complaints of incomplete abortions - fetal material left in the womb - Mr. Langevin said.
Traditionally, doctors have been reluctant to perform abortions before six or seven weeks of gestation, because of the lack of accurate early pregnancy tests and the risk of incomplete abortion.
In ME, the women are friends and acquaintances and a woman can be followed up and a repeat aspiration be performed if the group sees any signs of an incomplete abortion.
Unsafe abortion remains a public health concern today due to the higher incidence and severity of its associated complications, such as incomplete abortion, sepsis, hemorrhage, and damage to internal organs.
Last year she filed a malpractice suit against Dr. Hayat saying he perforated her uterus and cervix during an incomplete abortion during her 12th week of pregnancy in 1988.