The term “abortion” refers to any premature expulsion of a human fetus, whether naturally spontaneous (such as a miscarriage) or artificially induced, as in a surgical or medication/chemical abortion.
The most common usage of the term abortion refers to the obtrusive, artificially induced abortion.
On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton decisions legalizing abortion in all 50 states during all 9 months of pregnancy for any reason whatsoever.
Today in America, abortion is the leading cause of death, surpassing heart disease and all cancers. Abortion takes the lives of over 1,000,000 (1.1 million) innocent unborn children in the USA each year. According to the Center for Disease Control, 610,000 Americans die from heart disease, while 589,000 Americans die from cancer.