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1. Medical, Biblical, and Historical Survey

1.1. The term “abortion” refers to the intervention, usually in the first three months, in the process of the development of human life in a mother’s body, with the intention of ending the pregnancy prematurely.

1.2. Abortion, as far as we know, has been practiced in all ages and almost all places for different reasons. Over the centuries, the methods used, which vary across countries and cultures, have inc…

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Lee-Linke, Sung-Hee and Koschorke, Martin, “Abortion”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A3>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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