criminal abortion

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criminal abortion

[′krim·ən·əl ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
Illegal interruption of pregnancy.
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The police suspect that it was case of illegal abortion and have launched an investigation into the incident.
There are also illegal abortion clinics and Chinese medical doctors who provide herbal medicines to terminate pregnancies, which are widely known.
In 4 Months,the repression of Romania during Ceausescu's reign is explored through the lens of illegal abortion.
IN A BRAZEN ACT THAT publicly highlighted the problems associated with illegal abortion, the Coordinadora Juvenil por la Equidad de Genero (Youth Committee for Gender Equity) unfurled a banner on a prominent statue, the Virgin de Panecillo, in the center of Quito, Ecuador, with the text "Safe abortion, 099004545." The number is for a hotline that will provide women with information about safe abortion and other sexual health information.
One of the film's stars, Anamaria Marinca, who plays a young woman named Otilia who helps a friend undergo an illegal abortion, won the festival's Best Actress award.
They recount the history of reproductive rights, describing the secretive days of illegal abortion (when women often had no anesthesia) that led to the legalization of birth control and abortion which bore the concept of the right to privacy.
"It looks like a case of illegal abortion carried out in one of the hospitals in that area," senior superintendent of police Tarek Dharejo told Gulf News.
Rabat The journalist, working for the Arabic-speaking newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum, is suspected of "illegal sexual relations resulting in pregnancy and illegal abortion."Standing in court in Rabat on September 2, the defendants refuted the allegations, as reported by AlYaoum24, an online media company owned by Akhbar Al Yaoum.
ILLEGAL abortion clinics are the target of a parliamentary inquiry launched in Bahrain.
Only eight new cases of illegal abortion were prosecuted in 2017, down from 24 in 2016, according to South Korean judicial data.
The group claimed nearly 1,000 women and girls were forced to travel to Britain for safe terminations last year, while others had to take illegal abortion drugs at home.
Thimphu Police arrested an 18-year old girl for allegedly performing illegal abortion on May 7.