Termination of pregnancy due to the process started spontaneously (spontaneous abortion) or a deliberate termination of an unintended pregnancy, or a pregnancy that threatens the life or health of the pregnant woman, including her social and mental well-being (induced abortion).
(1) World Health Organization – WHO (2012). Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems;
(2) CEDAW Committee (2014). Summary of the Inquiry concerning the Philippines under Article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.