therapeutic abortion


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therapeutic abortion

[¦ther·ə¦pyüd·ik ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
Abortion performed when pregnancy jeopardizes the health or life of the mother.
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Accordingly, 1960s abortion reformers, she argues, sought to expand the parameters for legal therapeutic abortions by telling stories of good girls--seduced and abandoned, or married and poor--who sought abortions not because they were "making a choice against motherhood," but because they were making a choice "against situations which themselves violated the idealized image of motherhood" (26) .
Data Source: A study of 3,138 women who had one or more therapeutic abortions who underwent a subsequent delivery of a live singleton or multiples and 14,778 women who had no history of abortion and who gave birth at the hospital during the same period.
We oversampled pregnancy episodes with less common outcomes, such as ectopic pregnancies, stillbirths, and therapeutic abortions.
Analyses of these data could be used to identify significant predictors of and clinical cut-off points for predicting post-adjustment problems which, in turn, would serve to further enhance assessment procedures in therapeutic abortion settings.
It is, however, precisely at the point at which the limits of therapeutic abortion begin to become blurred that the tension between the doctrine of fetal nonpersonhood and rational morality begins to manifest itself.
In Philippine jurisprudence, it is recognized that therapeutic abortion is allowed to save the life of the woman,' lawyer Clara Rita Padilla, EnGendeRights executive director, said.
Yet Trudeau's historic "no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation" bill forced women seeking abortions to plead their case before a hospital therapeutic abortion committee, a measure viewed as patronizing.
In Peru, training was conducted in hospitals in the cities of Junin, Ayacucho, Cusco, Piura, Trujillo and Lima, with the aim of drafting protocols for therapeutic abortion provision based on the health exception.
61%) and to have had a prior therapeutic abortion (51% vs.
This groundbreaking project forges, develops and strengthens citizen networks of women and men to publicly defend the reinstatement of therapeutic abortion to Chile, a right that was taken away by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
However, if in the judgment of reputable medical authorities the continuation of pregnancy seriously endangers the physical or mental health of the mother, therapeutic abortion may be necessary.
PLC spokesman Leonel Teller showed up with a band of youths with banners reading, "Vote for Rizo and reject therapeutic abortion.