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date: 10 July 2020

abortion laws 

A Dictionary of Public Health

Miquel Porta

, John M. LastJohn M. Last

Most organized jurisdictions have enacted legislation or evolved legal practices determined by common law precedents, specifying the circumstances, if any, under which it is legally permissible to terminate a pregnancy by inducing and performing an abortion. In many countries abortion laws discriminate against poor, uneducated women in that they are less able to negotiate their way through legal, bureaucratic, and health service obstacles or gain access to available facilities elsewhere.... ...

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