the act of destroying a fetus or causing an abortion.
- Also especially British, foe·ti·cide [fee-ti-sahyd] /ˈfi tɪˌsaɪd/ .
- fe·ti·cid·al, adjective
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How to use feticide in a sentence
She becomes the second woman to recently be charged with “feticide” in Indiana.Indiana 'Feticide' Charge Is the Latest Fallout From States' Strict Anti-Abortion Laws | Sally Kohn | August 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
feticide carries an 8- to 20-year prison sentence under Indiana law.Indiana 'Feticide' Charge Is the Latest Fallout From States' Strict Anti-Abortion Laws | Sally Kohn | August 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
feticide laws are used “as a legal basis to deprive women of their personhood,” she said.
British Dictionary definitions for feticide
the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide
- feticidal or foeticidal, adjective
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