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Abortion

Abortion

Abortion in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of abortion.

Grammar

This term is a noun.

Etimology of Abortion

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1540s, “the expulsion of the fetus before it is viable,” originally of deliberate as well as unintended miscarriages; from Latin abortionem (nominative abortio) “miscarriage; abortion, procuring of an untimely birth,” noun of action from past participle stem of aboriri “to miscarry, be aborted, fail, disappear, pass away,” a compound word used in Latin for deaths, miscarriages, sunsets, etc., which according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is from ab, here as “amiss” (see ab-), + stem of oriri “appear, be born, arise,” from PIE root *ergh- “to rise, mount” (see orchestra). Meaning “product of an untimely birth” is from 1630s; earlier in this sense was abortive (early 14c.). Another earlier noun in English for “miscarriage” was abort (early 15c.). In the Middle English translation of Guy de Chauliac’s “Grande Chirurgie” (early 15c.) Latin aborsum is used for “stillbirth, forced abortion.” Abortment is attested from c. 1600; aborsement from 1530s, both archaic. Aborticide (1875) is illogical. Compare miscarriage. In 19c. some effort was made to distinguish abortion “expulsion of the fetus between 6 weeks and 6 months” from miscarriage (the same within 6 weeks of conception) and premature labor (delivery after 6 months but before due time). The deliberate miscarriage was criminal abortion. This broke down late 19c. as abortion came to be used principally for intentional miscarriages, probably via phrases such as procure an abortion. Criminal abortion is premeditated or intentional abortion procured, at any of pregnancy, by artificial means, and solely for the purpose of preventing the birth of a living child : feticide. At common law the criminality depended on the abortion being caused after quickening. [Century Dictionary, 1899]

Grammar

This term is a noun.

Etimology of Abortion

Appears 1823 as a forensic medical term for deliberate premature fatal expulsion of the fetus; also compare prolicide. Another 19c. medical term for it was embryoctony, with second element from a Latinized form of Greek kteinein “to destroy.” Abortion was a taboo word for much of early 20c., disguised in print as criminal operation (U.S.) or illegal operation (U.K.), and replaced by miscarriage in film versions of novels. Abortium “hospital specializing in abortions,” is from 1934, in a Soviet Union context. Foeticide

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Legal English Vocabulary: Abortion in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term abortion into Spanish: aborto (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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Anti_abortion group in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of anti_abortion group.

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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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English Legal System: Abortion

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Abortion :

The termination of a pregnancy: a miscarriage or the premature expulsion of a foetus from the womb before the normal period of gestation is complete. It is an offence to induce or attempt to induce an abortion unless the terms of the Abortion Act 1967 and the Abortion Regulations 1991 are complied with. The pregnancy can only be terminated by a registered medical practitioner, and two registered medical practitioners must agree that it is necessary, for example because

(1) continuation of the pregnancy would involve a risk to the life or physical or mental health of the pregnant woman (or of other children of hers) that is greater than the risk of terminating the pregnancy, or

(2) that there is a substantial risk that the child will be born with a serious physical or mental handicap. However, doctors are not obliged to perform abortions if they can prove that they have a conscientious objection to so doing. A husband cannot prevent his wife having a legal abortion if she so wishes.

Compare child destructio

Abortion, Sexual Behaviour and the Law

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Abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy by various methods, including medical surgery, before the fetus is able to sustain independent life.

Abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy by various methods, including medical surgery, before the fetus is able to sustain independent life.

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