criminal abortion

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criminal abortion

[′krim·ən·əl ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
Illegal interruption of pregnancy.
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In another case, police are looking into an illegal abortion attempt by an Asian woman who was two months pregnant.
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.
And from 1972 to 1974, the mortality rate due to illegal abortion for nonwhite women was 12 times that for white women.
Illegal abortion is not synonymous with unsafe abortion.
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.
Given that 45% of the pregnancies that were terminated resulted from method failure among women who reported using withdrawal, the author argues that access to and use of effective modern methods, including emergency contraception in the event of method failure, could decrease the demand for illegal abortion among married women in Tehran.
The illegal abortion was discovered when undercover reporters posing as husband and wife visited Adlakha to try to get an abortion for their fictitious daughter 'Lucy'.
During a discussion at the House Human Rights Committee on Tuesday, state doctors raised the alarm over illegal abortion pills that are being given to young women so they can abort their babies, often leading to serious health risks and possible infertility.
Under the measure, anyone who performs an illegal abortion could be charged with a Class 4 felony, which has a penalty of up to 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine.
T]he Church pays only lip service to illegal abortion since it does not directly threaten Church authority and thus Church power.
We follow student Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) as she tries to organise an illegal abortion for her naive and anxious room-mate Gabita (Laura Vasilu).