Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of afetus or embryo, resulting in or caused by its death. An abortion can occur spontaneously due to complications during pregnancy or can be induced, in humans and other species. In the context of human pregnancies, an abortion induced to preserve the health of the gravida (pregnant female) is termed a therapeutic abortion, while an abortion induced for any other reason is termed an elective abortion.

The term abortion most commonly refers to the induced abortion of a human pregnancy, while spontaneous abortions are usually termed miscarriages.

Articles About Abortion

Mariah Carey And Husband, Nick Cannon Arrive At The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's Divorce: James Canon Cryptic Facebook Post Hints At Separation Reasons, Mariah's Fans Criticise

By IBTimes AU

Nick Cannon's father James Canon posts a cryptic message on his Facebook Amidst Nick and Mariah Carey's divorce. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Nine-month-old baby Musa Khan drinks milk from his bottle while being carried by his grandfather Muhammad Yasin as they leave after appearing in a court in Lahore April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
Aussie Same-Sex Couple Leaves Thailand With Newborn Twins Amid Surrogacy Scandal

By IBTimes AU

An Australian same-sex male couple who had a commercial surrogacy deal in Thailand were prevented on Thursday from leaving Bangkok due to lack of documents as proof they are the legal guardians of the twins. (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, THAILAND

A female couple simulate a bondage sex act for the public at the Sexpo '08 exhibition
Fifty Shades of Grey Recommended to Underage Patients: Interest in BDSM Begins Before the Age of 15

By IBTimes AU

Erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey set the record as the fastest-selling book of all time and is also the bestselling book in Britain. The erotic novel has been read by almost every one, young and old. (Aug 04)

Will Facebook Oculus Rift Bring the Fiction of ‘Surrogates’ to Reality?
Surrogate Baby Named Gammy Born With Down Syndrome Abandoned by Australian Couple

By IBTimes AU

An Australian couple abandoned their new born baby boy (Gammy) with his surrogate Thai mother when they discovered that the child has Down Syndrome. However, they took home his twin sister, who was born healthy. (Aug 04)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, THAILAND

Thai’s Crackdown on Commercial Surrogacy Exposes Aussie Couple’s Appalling Deed

By IBTimes AU

Thailand's crackdown on commercial surrogacy has lead to the revelation of an Aussie couple's appalling deed of choosing one twin over the other with Down Syndrome, abandoning the latter to the care of the surrogate mother. (Aug 01)

MORE TOPICS: THAILAND

Pregnant woman sits on the floor at a hospital in Minakaman
Mums-To-Be Face Discrimination at Workplace

By IBTimes AU

The federal government has said that for workplace discrimination against pregnant women to be stopped, more work needs to be done and it won't be fair to alter work laws to solve the problem. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

Abortion Over Pregnancy to Keep Job – Pregnancy Discrimination Still Rampant in Australia

By IBTimes AU

Australian women are still experiencing pregnancy discrimination, Australian Human Rights Commission found (Jul 26)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA

Students receive free condoms at an event organised by the United Nations
Many Young Women are Unaware of Female Condoms: Study

By IBTimes AU

Condoms are the only known preventive measures against sexually transmitted infections. While young adults are aware of what condoms are, they are totally oblivious to female condoms which is one of the only two barrier protective methods, a new study by two UT Arlington researchers have found. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: INFECTION

Incest Becomes Socially Acceptable, Sydney Judge Says

By IBTimes AU

Sydney District Court Judge Garry Neilson made a disturbing statement as he said that incest is now becoming socially acceptable (Jul 10)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA

Contraceptive Mandate: Washington shakes it up
Contraception Mandate by Supreme Court: Obama Calls It 'Jeopardised'

By IBTimes AU

The latest verdict by the U.S. Supreme Court over birth control came as a massive blow towards Obama’s health care law. The court ruled that “family-owned businesses do not have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the owners’ religious beliefs. (Jul 02)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, WHITE HOUSE, US SUPREME COURT, SUPREME COURT, LAW SCHOOL, CONGRESS, BARACK OBAMA

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