criminal abortion

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criminal abortion

[′krim·ən·əl ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
Illegal interruption of pregnancy.
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A GP has spoken out after being cleared of historic allegations of rape and a charge of performing an illegal abortion.
Facility caseloads and indirect estimation techniques were used to calculate the national and regional incidence of legal and illegal abortion.
Further inspections held by the said Directorate showed evidence of illegal abortion by Syrians and Lebanese.
Her case charges that Kenya's failure to provide the service caused her daughter, a 15-year-old rape victim, to suffer kidney failure after an illegal abortion.
Paramedic teams at Dubai International Airport rushed the Filipina to hospital after she collapsed in pain and bled profusely due to the illegal abortion she attempted shortly before boarding a plane for her country in January.
A HOUSEMAID who carried out an illegal abortion on herself was caught trying to flee the country when she became severely ill at Dubai International Airport.
A CHILDREN'S doctor accused of a string of sex attacks on patients gave a girl of 16 an illegal abortion in his home and then raped her, a court heard yesterday.
Illegal abortion is not synonymous with unsafe abortion.
Midwife Sharon Hobo explains the manual vacuum aspirator, a tool for abortions in the first trimester does not keep a record of illegal abortion providers, so the extent to which these providers function is unclear.
Johns (fiction & nonfiction author) begins by telling her own story of receiving an illegal abortion in 1956, and continues with the stories of other women receiving both illegal and, later, legal abortions with the range of barriers and restrictions present even in the legal era.
On June 1, 1970, he was arrested and charged with two counts of performing an illegal abortion.
In efforts to secure reproductive rights as well as in efforts to restrict them, then, gothic narratives have been effective tools: horror stories narrating women's experiences with illegal abortion contributed to mainstream public support for its legalization in 1973, just as anti-abortion claims that "partial birth abortion" is "a gruesome and inhumane procedure" resulted in the 2003 Federal Abortion Ban.