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  • 1 artificial abortion — ending of a pregnancy by medical means, abortion which is performed through medicine or surgery …

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  • 2 artificial abortion — induced a …

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  • 3 Abortion in the United States — has been legal in every state since the United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, on January 22, 1973. Prior to Roe , there were exceptions to the abortion ban in at least 10 states; Roe established that a woman has a right to self… …

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  • 4 Abortion in the United Kingdom — has been legal in England, Scotland and Wales since the Abortion Act passed in 1967. At the time, this legislation was one of the most liberal laws regarding abortion in Europe. However, abortion remains illegal in Northern Ireland, and all… …

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  • 5 ABORTION — is defined as the artificial termination of a woman s pregnancy. In the Biblical Period A monetary penalty was imposed for causing abortion of a woman s fetus in the course of a quarrel, and the penalty of   death if the woman s own death… …

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  • 6 abortion — abor·tion /ə bȯr shən/ n 1: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus; esp: the medical procedure of inducing expulsion of a human fetus to terminate a pregnancy 2: the crime of …

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  • 7 Abortion in Mexico — is allowed at the national level for cases of rape, health conditions or fetal defects. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6586959.stm Abortion legalised in Mexico City] . (April 25, 2007). BBC News. Retrieved June 21, 2007.] Only two states… …

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  • 8 Abortion debate — Antilife redirects here. For the comic book equation , see Anti Life Equation. The abortion debate refers to discussion and controversy surrounding the moral and legal status of abortion. The two main groups involved in the abortion debate are… …

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  • 9 abortion — /euh bawr sheuhn/, n. 1. Also called voluntary abortion. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. 2. any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy, esp. during the first six months. 3. Also… …

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  • 10 Abortion — In medicine, an abortion is the premature exit of the products of conception (the fetus, fetal membranes, and placenta) from the uterus. It is the loss of a pregnancy and does not refer to why that pregnancy was lost. A spontaneous abortion is… …

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  • 11 abortion — a·bor·tion || É™ bɔːʃn n. premature termination of a pregnancy, miscarriage (caused by natural or artificial means); failure; premature termination (of a project, etc.); failure to develop (Biology) …

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  • 12 induced abortion — abortion brought on intentionally; called also artificial or therapeutic a …

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  • 13 A Defense of Abortion — is a moral philosophical paper by Judith Jarvis Thomson first published in 1971. Granting for the sake of argument that the fetus has a right to life, Thomson uses thought experiments to argue for the moral permissibility of induced abortion. Her …

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  • 14 History of abortion — The practice of abortion dates back to ancient times. Pregnancies were terminated through a number of methods, including the administration of abortifacient herbs, the use of sharpened implements, the application of abdominal pressure, and other… …

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  • 15 Sex-selective abortion — is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the baby. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male children over female children,[1] especially in parts of People… …

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  • 16 Opioid — Endogenous opioid peptides Skeletal molecular images Adrenorphin Amidorphin Casomorphin …

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  • 17 birth control — regulation of the number of children born through the deliberate control or prevention of conception. Cf. family planning (def. 1). [1914, Amer.] * * * Voluntary limiting of human reproduction, using such means as contraception, sexual abstinence …

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  • 18 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 19 Christian views on contraception — Prior to the 20th century, contraception was generally condemned by all the major branches of Christianity (the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism)[1] including the major reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin.[2] However …

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  • 20 Pregnancy — For pregnancy in non human animals, see Pregnancy (mammals). Pregnancy Classification and external resources A pregnant woman at the end of the second trimester. ICD 10 …

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