The author sets forth some of the most recent demographic data, important directions of legal documents as regards abortion, tackling medical and ethical problems of abortion. Some essentials particulars are also given as to the embryonic and foetal development. The whole paper concerns the problems of legal abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. The second part of the paper relates to the consequences of abortion affecting the physical and mental health of a woman as shown by the research data and consequences affecting an unborn child. The study is concluded by some ethical aspects of abortion.
Medical Subject Headings: reproductive and urinary physiologyembryonic structures