Foeticide vs. legal abortion

baby sleepingFoeticide is also referred to as fetal homicide or infanticide.
Any act which is intended to kill the baby in a woman’s womb, whether by someone else or by the mother herself is foeticide. Unlawful abortion may also be considered as a form of foeticide even if the pregnant woman has given the consent for it.

However, there are cases and situations where in abortions are legally induced and some of these cases included when the life of the fetus could no longer be saved anymore or if it might cause the death of the mother. This act will never be considered as foeticide as it aims to save the life of the mother.

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