induced abortion.An abortion purposely and artificially caused either by the mother herself or by a third party. See ABORTIFACIENT.late-term abortion. An abortion performed during the latter stages of pregnancy, usu. after the middle of the second trimester.
partial-birth abortion. An abortion in which a viable fetus is partially delivered before being destroyed.
spontaneous abortion. See MISCARRIAGE.
therapeutic abortion. An abortion carried out to preserve the life or health of the mother. [Cases: Abortion and Birth Control
¡°Until recently it was common to speak of ¡®therapeutic abortion.¡¯ The literal meaning of the term is an abortion induced for medical reasons, but it was commonly understood to mean one for the purpose of saving the mother’s life ….¡± Rollin M. Perkins & Ronald N. Boyce, Criminal Law 193 (3d ed. 1982).
What is the legal equivalent of the term induced abortion.An abortion purposely and artificially caused either by the mother herself or by a third party. See ABORTIFACIENT. in Chinese?