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Terminating the Life of the Foetus and Preserving the Life of the Mother: A Justification for Therapeutic Abortion

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Abstract

Abortion is a process that induces the premature expulsion of a foetus before the due date of delivery. A mother’s life may be in danger during pregnancy and in order to save the mother’s life a therapeutic abortion may be required. A therapeutic abortion is an abortion induced for the purpose of preserving the life or health of the mother. Infact, it is an abortion undertaken for medical reasons. It is actually carried out to save the life of the mother. The objective of this paper is to encapsulate why therapeutic abortion is justified.  The researcher adopted the doctrinal and non-doctrinal methods of research. The paper concludes that abortion should be prohibited, but there should be exceptions especially with regards to the need for therapeutic abortion.

Authors: B.O. Alloh