kupicoo / Getty Images Despite the name, a chemical pregnancy is not a false pregnancy or a false positive on a pregnancy test. In fact, it's a very early miscarriage. Doctors believe chemical pregnancies are usually caused by chromosomal abnormalities.
WebMd and the Mayo Clinic don’t refer to treatments for ectopic pregnancy as abortion — and neither does Planned Parenthood! Yet leave it to extreme pro-abortion outlets, such as RH Reality Check, to turn the issue of ectopic pregnancies against pro-life institutions and the movement.
A missed miscarriage, also known as a missed abortion or a silent miscarriage, occurs when a fetus dies, but the body does not recognize the pregnancy loss or expel the pregnancy tissue. As a result, the placenta may still continue to release hormones, so the woman may continue to experience signs of pregnancy.
Cervical Incompetence and Abortion A weakened cervix pre-disposes a woman to mid-term miscarriage or premature delivery... because the cervix has been artificially dilated previous to the pregnancy. Teenagers under 17 years of age have been found to face twice the normal risk of suffering cervical damage.
Miscarriage Or Stillbirth The second trimester of the pregnancy is officially noted as beginning in the 12th week of pregnancy and lasting until the 20th week. Any loss of the fetus occurring between these weeks would be considered a second-trimester miscarriage. After the 20th week, the loss of a pregnancy is termed as a stillbirth.