therapeutic abortion

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therapeutic abortion

n.
1. Any of various procedures resulting in the termination of a pregnancy by a physician.
2. Any of various procedures resulting in the termination of a pregnancy in order to save the life of the mother, preserve her health, or prevent the birth of a severely ill or deformed infant.
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Noun1.therapeutic abortion - a legally induced abortion for medical reasons (as when the mother's life is threatened)
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy