An abortion - also called termination of pregnancy - ends the pregnancy by killing the unborn child.
Depending on the method, either starvation, dismemberment, oder poisoning results in death.
The reasons are complex and cannot be named precisely, since exact data are not collected in Germany. In general, however, it can be said that the overwhelming majority of the more than 100,000 abortions per year are due tosocioeconomic reasons.
These include financial fears, pressure to have an abortion from a partner, parents, or the like, as well as career plans.
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