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What is the definition of abortion? What was the significance of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court? Do individuals in the health care field have the right to not participate in abortion procedures and if so under what circumstances.

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Problem: What is the definition of abortion? What was the significance of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court? Do individuals in the health care field have the right to not participate in abortion procedures and if so under what circumstances.

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The definition of abortion:
Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, before the foetus is able to sustain an independent life. The termination of the pregnancy may be deliberate, i.e. by surgical or chemical means, or it may happen naturally. Which ever way, a fetus is aborted when it is unable to continue to develop as a result of having been removed from the mother's womb (Hitchcock 2007, p. 23)

What was the significance of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court?
The significance of the Roe ...

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This solution offers a brief analysis of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court. The solution also looks at the rights of individuals in the health care field in regards to abortion procedures and whether they can refuse to participate.

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