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Thesaurus Term : Feticide

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An act that causes the death of a fetus. Fetal homicide laws, as well as ordinary murder statutes, are increasingly used to prosecute pregnant women accused of intentionally or recklessly causing miscarriages or stillbirths. Other persons have been charged with Feticide when an intentional or unintentional injury to the mother is associated with the loss of a fetus.
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