Quoting SarryBerry:" If you've had an abortion by taking the pill would you say it was probably easier emotionally than if ... [snip!] ... offending anyone? I'm not against either procedure in any way. I would just like to see if I can get some statistics maybe..."
I have had the misfortune of having both for the same baby--an abortion I didn't even want.
I took the medication abortion first. It was very painful physically; I could barely get out of bed and I was loaded up on painkillers for a week. Unfortunately, my body was having difficulty getting rid of the leftover tissues from the medication, and about two weeks later of NONSTOP heavy bleeding, I began having incredibly severe pain in my abdomen. I was out with a friend at the time when it hit, and it was so bad I could barely walk and he literally had to hold me so I could move, so I could hobble around like an old woman. Driving over the littlest bump made me cry. He wanted me to go to the hospital right away.
I went in to Planned Parenthood in the next few days (I had waited to see if the pain/blood let up, which it didn't) and they told me my body wasn't expelling all of the baby. They then scheduled me for the surgical abortion. No painkillers--nothing. Absolutely nothing. They stuck a needle into my cervix to dilate it and then they inserted the vacuum and began sucking out all of the blood and tissue. I was in so much pain, but I didn't say a word, I didn't cringe, I didn't cry.
I passed out after the procedure.
Emotionally, they were both terrible. Both of them. I had complications from the first one, and an incredibly painful surgical procedure. Especially when I had wanted to keep the baby, but felt too scared and alone to support it. Physically, mentally, and emotionally the worst thing I've ever went through in my life, especially because I had to do it all alone.