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What is meant by abortion?
Abortion is defined in the dictionary as,
"The expulsion of a foetus (naturally or by medical induction) from the
womb before it is able to survive independently (around 28 weeks)."
This simply means the foetus is removed by either a natural or medical procedure before the time of the natural birth would have occurred, before the foetus could support itís own life.
Their are in fact three types of abortion. They are: Voluntary - when the mother decides to have an abortion out of choice, Therapeutic - carried out when the motherís health is in danger and Spontaneous - when the foetus dies during the pregnancy (the same as a miscarriage).
The Abortion Act is what is used to determine whether an abortion is justified, it was passed in 1967 and then amended in 1990. Currently it states that:
1967 Abortion Act
An abortion may be performed legally if two or more doctors certify that:
1. The mental and physic...
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