the surgical removal or medical clearing out of a fetus or embryo from a woman's uterus- the termination of a pregnancy prior to a point of sustainability- spontaneous and induced abortion pertain to those which are intention, whereas missed abortion are medically regarded are unintentional losses of pregnancy (miscarriages).

ABORTION: "Elective abortions are legal in many states throughout America, most up to fourteen weeks, but some up to as many as twenty-four weeks."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ABORTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/abortion/ (accessed February 6, 2023).


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