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Abortion: A surgical or medical procedure undertaken to intentionally terminate a pregnancy

  • Medical: Using medicines such as mifepristone (RU-486) and misoprostol to end a pregnancy no later than 7-10 weeks
  • Surgical: Removing the fetus and placenta from the mother's womb (uterus) using suction or D and C (dilation and curettage) procedure

Fetal rights: The rights of any unborn human fetus, which is generally a developing human from roughly eight weeks after conception to birth

Fetal viability: The point in the development of the human fetus when it has the capacity to survive outside the womb

Hyde Amendment: Prohibits the use of federal funding for abortion services 

Late-term abortion:  Abortions performed after approximately twenty weeks gestation

Miscarriage:  When a pregnancy ends on its own before the 20th week of pregnancy, s sometimes called a spontaneous abortion

Reproductive Rights: The rights of individuals to decide whether to reproduce and have reproductive health

Roe v. Wade: The 1973 US Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution protects a woman's right to an abortion through the end of the first trimester, or the twelfth week of pregnancy

 

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