Legal abortion is a very safe procedure and does not significantly affect the woman’s fertility and her ability to have children in the future. Abortions performed in early stages of the pregnancy carry even lower risk than later performed procedures. The risk increases with multiple abortions. Especially in women after multiple surgical abortions, there is a higher risk of damage to cervix or uterus in the process because any instrument, which is inserted inside the uterus, can potentially cause scarring in these areas, especially when it's done multiple times. However, surgical removal of the scar tissue can usually solve the problem and restore fertility.