The purposeful interruption of pregnancy with the intention other than to produce a liveborn infant or to remove a dead fetus and which does not result in a live birth. Liberalization of N.C.'s abortion laws began in 1967, but it was not until 1973 that abortion became available on demand, with the condition it be performed by a licensed physician in a hospital or licensed abortion clinic. Abortion data by mother's county of residence became available in 1978.
a deliberate termination of pregnancy
an opportunity for the diagnosis of an unruptured ectopic pregnancy
The planned termination of a pregnancy before the fetus can survive outside the uterus.
Abortion, the intentional ending of a pregnancy.
Termination of pregnancy by surgery or medication.
An intentional termination of pregnancy.
intentional termination of pregnancy prior to fetus reaching the state of viability by mechanical (surgical) means or by drugs.