therapeutic abortion

[n] - a legally induced abortion for medical reasons (as when the mother`s life is threatened)
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Therapeutic abortion

Therapeutic abortion: An abortion that is brought about intentionally. Also called an artificial or induced abortion. As opposed to a spontaneous abortion (a miscarriage).
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therapeutic abortion

An abortion induced because of the mother's physical or mental health, or to prevent birth of a deformed child or a child resulting from rape. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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therapeutic abortion

noun a legally induced abortion for medical reasons (as when the mother`s life is threatened)
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therapeutic abortion

abortion induced legally by a qualified physician to safeguard the health of the mother.
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therapeutic abortion

(from the article `pregnancy`) ...An induced abortion is the deliberate interruption of a pregnancy by any means before the 20th week of gestation. In medical terminology an ...
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therapeutic abortion

Type: Term Definitions: 1. abortion induced for the sake of the mother's physical or mental health or to prevent the birth of a congenitally compromised child or of a child conceived as a result of nonconsensual sexual intercourse.
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Therapeutic Abortion

A medically necessary abortion that is performed before the time of fetal viability to safeguard the physical of mental health of the pregnant woman. Synonym(s): Justifiable Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion

Therapeutic abortion is abortion induced following a medical diagnosis. Many therapeutic abortions are performed today, with some degree of controversy regarding the quality of life, if there is a genetic condition in the embryo or fetus which is incompatible with life (among those would be: severe cases of certain genetic conditions, conditions w
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