therapeutic abortion

therapeutic abortion

noun
abortion performed when a woman's pregnancy endangers her health.
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therapeutic abortion n.
Abortion induced because of the mother's physical or mental health, or to prevent the birth of a deformed child or of a child conceived as a result of rape or incest.

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