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.

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Articles About Abortion

Video of Pregnant Woman Standing Up to Anti-Abortion Protesters Goes Viral

By IBTimes AU

The now-viral video shows a pregnant woman effectively silencing anti-abortion protesters who stationed themselves outside an abortion clinic in London. (Dec 05)


Princess Isabella pose with Danish singer Basim (R) before a dress rehearsal of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, May 8, 2014.
Why Less Sex Is A Problem In Denmark And There Are Drives To Make The Danish Do More Of It

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

As birth rates plummet in Thy, a Danish town, schools and daycare centers are facing closure. (Dec 02)


U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) sits with Shantel Jackson (L) courtside at the NBA basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles December 30, 2011.
Floyd Mayweather Defends Posting Of Shantel Jackson’s Sonogram

By IBTimes AU

Both being public figures is a licence for boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr to post copies of the sonogram of his former fiancé Shantel Jackson as well as share to the public that she had an abortion. (Dec 01)


A nurse cares for Nourhanne Ahmed, a premature baby girl, inside an incubator
More Than 50 Australian Men Got Pregnant, Gave Birth to Babies in 2013; Advocate Predicts Trend to Last

By IBTimes AU

More than 50 men in Australia have given birth to children in 2013 alone. A new report by Medicare Australia ha released official figures. (Nov 19)


Pope Denounces Euthanasia, Says It Is Analogous To Abortion

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis condemns euthanasia as false compassion (Nov 17)

Pope Francis
Pope Francis Betrays Catholic Conservatives With His Welcoming Of Gays And Lesbians—Group Says

By IBTimes AU

Conservative Catholics felt betrayed by how Pope Francis is welcoming gay and lesbians. (Nov 05)

Newborn Twins Die As 999 Medical Crew Are Locked Out And Unable To Enter Tower

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Newborn babies die due to multiple organ failure as their mother was in too much pain to open the tower and let in medical personnel. (Nov 05)

UK Glamour Model Josie Cunningham on Breastfeeding: ‘It’s Borderline Incest’

By IBTimes AU

Josie Cunningham slams breastfeeding mothers with her outrageous claim. (Oct 16)


Pope To Demote Conservative Cardinal – A Revolution, Decapitation, Describes Vatican Critic

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis is reportedly demoting a conservative cardinal – a move deemed as a revolution and decapitation by seasoned Vatican critic (Sep 18)


Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
Vladimir Putin Will Become God, A Russian Activist Believes

By IBTimes AU

A Russian activist believes that Vladimir Putin will eventually become God through divine grace. (Sep 11)


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