Surgical Abortions make up the majority of abortions done in the United States. These procedures all include two steps. The first step is that the cervix (the muscle at the base of the uterus) must be stretched. Once that has happened, the contents of the uterus are removed. These two steps look different based on how far along you are into your pregnancy.
Both surgical abortions and medication abortions have possible risks involved. (Read about the possible risks of abortion.)