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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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2008
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History
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10,994 words
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abortion/anti-abortion conflict

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Science, Technology, and Society

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2006

The U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized induced abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy “free ...

abortion rights

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,117 words

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy before the embryo or fetus is capable of survival outside the mother's womb. ...

Abortion and Reproductive Decisions

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
Subject:
Law
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2,612 words

Abortion law in the United states is the product of a unique legal, political, religious, and social history. In other ...

Abortion

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
148 words

Muslim jurists uniformly hold abortion to be blameworthy but permissible under certain conditions. Ensoulment of the fetus is understood to ...

Abortion

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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1,277 words

In 1962, Shery Finkbine, a middle-class mother of four, became pregnant while using the tranquilizer thalidomide, a drug that ...

abortion

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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2,226 words

The loss of an immature embryo or fetus before viability is an abortion. When this happens spontaneously, the softer English ...

Abortion

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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116 words

The artificial termination of an established pregnancy. In all religions, there is a general tendency to disapprove, but the fact ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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33 words

There is no actual prohibition in the Bible against aborting a foetus. Nevertheless, in the unanimously accepted Jewish consensus, abortion ...

Abortion

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
465 words

Abortion as such is not discussed in the Bible, so any explanation of why it is not legislated or commented ...

Abortion

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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252 words

(ἄμβλωσις), usually motivated by illegitimate conception, was practiced in Byz. but condemned by both imperial legislation and church canons. Justinian ...

Abortion

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of abortion in the United States. See also ...

Abortion in Hindu Law

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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1,047 words

Neither abortion nor birth control is acceptable to many Hindus whose tradition, as reflected in ancient texts, is pro-natal and ...

Abortion

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

Until the 19th century, abortion law was nonexistent and abortion was not seen as a moral issue. However, by the ...

Abortion

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Judith A. Baer

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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Law
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2,269 words

Alexis de Tocqueville observed in Democracy in America that “there is hardly a political question in the United States which ...

Abortion

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,911 words

Legal experts define abortion as the deliberate expulsion of the fetus from the womb prematurely and artificially without the presence ...

abortion

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
201 words

There is no specific provision of binding international law that deals directly with the question of abortion. Art. 4(1) of ...

abortion

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
2,065 words

means the end of a pregnancy before the fetus can survive. It may be either spontaneous — when it is ...

abortion

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
420 words

As many as 7–10 per cent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage or ‘spontaneous’ abortion, a natural form of birth ...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
205 words

Abortion as a moral problem is not discussed at length in Buddhist literature. However, there are sufficient references in the ...

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