from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Termination of pregnancy as a medical necessity, either to save the mother's life or preserve her health.
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- n. An abortion indicated by need for the health of the mother or due to the inviable nature of the fetus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a legally induced abortion for medical reasons (as when the mother's life is threatened)
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