criminal abortion


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criminal abortion

[′krim·ən·əl ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
Illegal interruption of pregnancy.
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By forcing the hand of the state to make its criminal abortion law work, to make it respectful of women and fair in its treatment, procedural rights show the law to be fundamentally unworkable.
The official statistics showed that between 30 and 50 women a year died as a result of criminal abortion.
Stigma is shown to manifest through criminal abortion laws, which often characterize women seeking abortions as immoral or deviant.
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As part of extortion plots, physicians have been faced with baseless charges of committing criminal abortion.
Federal judge Phyllis Hamilton had just ruled that Attorney General John Ashcroft overreached in demanding hundreds of medical records of abortion patients from six Planned Parenthood affiliates after we challenged the first-ever federal criminal abortion ban last November.