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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means to pressure the Therapeutic Abortion Committee at the Vancouver
The excess 22 percent nondefinitive outcomes are converted by our algorithm into 14 percent fetal deaths (compared with 6 percent for Manson et al.), 17 percent therapeutic abortions (versus 10 percent), and 68 percent live births (versus 61 percent).
One obstetrician warned that the dangers of drinking during pregnancy are so serious, therapeutic abortion for alcoholic women may be advised." [30]
The frequency of use of EHC, the use of other forms of contraception, and the rate of therapeutic abortion were also analyzed.
She sought and obtained the approval of a therapeutic abortion committee and her doctor was willing to perform the abortion.
Researchers in Denmark amassed data on 1.5 million women and concluded that therapeutic abortion has "no overall effect on the risk of breast cancer." This study was able to draw its data directly from records and did not have to rely on women's honest disclosure.
Therapeutic abortion Psychological sequelae of abortion
The non-personhood of the fetus in the criminal law provides a firm basis for therapeutic abortion. According to the Mishnah, the mother's life takes precedence over that of her fetus until birth.
Dambrosio had performed a therapeutic abortion involving a five-month female fetus diagnosed as having a genetic anomaly that would lead to infertility.
Thirty years on, therapeutic abortion committees are a thing of a past, and surgical abortions are more widely available in Canada.
Therapeutic abortion, or the medical procedure that terminates pregnancy to be able to save the life of a woman, is allowed in the Philippines, according to a women's health group.
The reality is that nonobjectors face many technical difficulties in performing abortion in public facilities and, in cases of therapeutic abortion, they often are denounced by Catholic integralists who attack those who they perceive as rejecting Catholic thinking.