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Abortion

  • By: Brenda Major & Diana J. Leonard
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Abortion, the medical or surgical termination of a pregnancy, is one of the oldest, most commonly practiced, and most controversial medical procedures performed in the United States. Pregnancy and abortion are intertwined with close relationships; pregnancy is of course the natural ...

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