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induced abortion

induced abortion in Medicine

induced abortion n.
Abortion caused intentionally by the administration of drugs or by mechanical means.

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  • Induced sterility should rank with induced abortion, and be a criminal offence, except in certain cases which could be defined.

    The Fertility of the Unfit William Allan Chapple
  • When it is brought on by artificial means, whether by the woman herself or by somebody else, we call it induced abortion.

    Woman William J. Robinson

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