• Created by: Rayhana
  • Created on: 13-04-13 15:43

Definition of abortion- The deliberate ending of life after fertilisation of the human ovum and before birth.

Today abortion is common for a number of reasons:

  • Sex is seen as being more for pleasure than procreation
  • Women have a greater social and legal status
  • Low child morality has reduced the need for so many children
  • Foetal abnormalities can be detected so may want to abort that child
  • Less children dying today compared to back in the victorian times
  • Abortion act became legal under the Abortion act 1967
  • Too many children e.g. China laws
  • Financial problems cannot afford to raise a child

In order to be granted an abortion you must meet certain criterias:

  • Must get permission from 2 doctors…


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