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Abortion

  • By: Yu-chan Li & Cypress W. Chang
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

Abortion is the termination of pregnancy before the embryo or fetus can develop to the stage at which it can be born alive. Abortion usually is considered as induced abortion. However, in medical ...

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