During those days, doctors in Novorossiysk were not allowed to terminate pregnancies except in “the most extreme cases.”
There was the woman who became pregnant with twins and felt unexpectedly overwhelmed, leading her to terminate.
And sometimes, they chose to terminate their pregnancies by having abortions.
1610s, "to bring to an end," from Latin terminatus, past participle of terminare "to limit, end" (see terminus). Sense of "to come to an end" is recorded from 1640s; meaning "dismiss from a job" is recorded from 1973; that of "to assassinate" is from 1975. Related: Terminated; terminating.