criminal abortion crim·i·nal abortion (krĭm'ə-nəl)
Abortion performed illegally.
But criminal abortion is associated with an extremely high sepsis rate.
Mme. Thomas, the midwife, is on trial for criminal abortion.
The couple Tupin stand before the bar to defend themselves against the charge of criminal abortion.
You may exhibit seduction on the stage; but you must not even mention illegitimate conception and criminal abortion.
The evidence set before that Committee suggested that there has been an increase in criminal abortion in the last decade.