abortion /abor·tion/ (ah-bor´shun) Also known as ‘pregnancy termination’, it refers to the separation of a fetus from its mother, either naturally or through medical or surgical intervention. When it happens naturally, it’s called a spontaneous abortion, also known as miscarriage. When it happens artificially, it’s called induced abortion. Medically, the term ‘abortion’ is used as […]
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