late abortion

late abortion

An abortion performed after the 12th wk of gestation. See Abortion.
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* Laws requiring a second physician to attend a late abortion (to provide care for a baby born alive) have been repealed.
Placenta dysfunctions in different pregnancy stages also indicate different outcomes, such as infertility, spontaneous abortion, RSA, late abortion, spontaneous preterm birth (no rupture of membranes and premature rupture of membranes), PE, and FGR [18].
"Late abortion only affects a small number of women, who are often in extremely challenging circumstances."
It produces fever, diarrhoea and loss of milk production in adult cattle, and late abortion or birth defects in newborn cattle, sheep and goats.
Schmallenberg Virus is a new emerging livestock disease that causes late abortion or birth defects in newborn cattle, sheep and goats.
What readers learn early on is Variabilism attempts to satisfy the general intuitions that early abortion is morally permissible and late abortion is typically not morally permissible.
Roberts is quick to mention cases where a late abortion is not only permissible but desirable--as when it "rescues" a child from a future "less than worth having" or from a "wrongful life." In these cases, the aborted child receives "more wellbeing" by being removed from existence." (In these last two sentences, the words rescues" and "wellbeing" throw a veil over the barbaric dismembering of a fully developed child.) Nor would a late abortion incur a morally significant loss, she adds, if the pregnant woman were herself a child whose life had been "barely worth living" or "wrongful" and whose future was "very bleak."
A July 2008 survey conducted by a research firm indicated that majority of Australians support access to late abortion and did not support penalising doctors who performed late abortions.
A BIRMINGHAM GP who arranged an illegal late abortion for her teenage daughter in Spain has been struck off the medical register.
Dr Adlakha, of Somerset Road, Edgbaston, and her daughter Shilpa Abrol, were charged with conspiracy to commit child destruction abroad after the GP allegedly arranged for the then 18-year-old to have an illegal late abortion in Barcelona at 31 weeks into her pregnancy, although the legal limit is 22 in Spain.
Late abortion is a hotly debated subject in some countries, with politicians, scientists, and health professionals arguing over the process and the need for the procedure.
A CHESTER curate who tried to see criminal charges brought against two doctors involved in the late abortion of a foetus with a cleft palate yesterday condemned new statistics on "designer babies".