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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Article Title

Abortion: Legal Aspects

Orginal Publication Date

1968

Journal Title

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

86

Last Page

89

Abstract

Because an abortion is the interruption of pregnancy at any time previous to the attainment of viability by the fetus, it is of legal as well as social, economic, moral, and religious interest. Abortions are divided into three classifications: spontaneous, therapeutic, and unlawful or criminal. The first involves no specific legal problem in itself, but the law relating to the criteria for a therapeutic abortion and what distinguishes it from a criminal one confronts the physician and hospital frequently.

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