Feticide

We are raising awareness for unborn victims of homicide. This type of act is called feticide. Definition of Feticide: Feticide or foeticide is an act that causes the death of a fetus.[1] In a legal context, "fetal homicide" refers to the deliberate or incidental killing of a fetus due to a criminal human act, such as a punch or kick to the abdomen of a pregnant woman. As a medical term, feticide is destruction of a fetus,[2] for example as the first phase of a legal induced abortion .[3] Feticide does not refer to the death of a fetus from entirely natural causes, or through the spontaneous abortion of a pregnancy where the life of the fetus could not be maintained artificially ex utero. Fetal homicide is punishable as a crime in many jurisdictions. For example, in India, the term feticide is used to refer to the widely condemned practice of killing female fetuses in an effort to secure male offspring while not having too many children.

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