illegal abortion


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crim·i·nal a·bor·tion

termination of pregnancy in violation of law.
Synonym(s): illegal abortion

illegal abortion

an abortion performed contrary to the laws regulating abortion. Illegal abortions are often associated with life-threatening complications. See also septic abortion.
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Stephen Glascoe, 67, denied 13 charges, including rape of a young girl and performing an illegal abortion, dating back to between 1988 and 1996.
The survey asked for caseloads for all instances of postabortion care, regardless of whether the complication was from a miscarriage or an induced abortion, both because symptoms of one are often difficult to distinguish from those of the other and because providers may be reluctant to identify cases of illegal abortion.
Illegal abortion procedures in Kenya cause 35 percent of maternal deaths.
to carry out the illegal abortion by selling her the abortion pills.
The Filipina, aged 30, had taken a cocktail of painkillers and illegal abortion pills after becoming pregnant outside of marriage.
Figures of illegal abortion activity may be hard to quantify, but the abundance of flyers and advertisements indicates the magnitude of activity in South Africa.
SPEAKING THE UNSPEAKABLE: THE HORRORS OF ILLEGAL ABORTION
Illegal abortion has become an unusual problem in developed countries where legal abortion is allowed.
The number of women dying from illegal abortion was around 200-250 annually.
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).