An abortion is an elective procedure to terminate a pregnancy.

The right of women to obtain an elective abortion in the United States is one of the most controversial political issues in the country, although this right is generally settled in the rest of the industrialized world. As it exists, a woman has the right to an abortion in the first trimester (first three months) of a pregnancy. After that, the right to an abortion varies from state to state, but still may not be denied if the abortion is necessary for the health of the mother.

Several episodes have dealt with the issue of abortion:

The current procedure is usually surgical, entering through the vagina to scrape the fetus and epithelial cells from the uterus.

Abortion at Wikipedia

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