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The Hungarians had discovered a protein that brakes the immune system to keep it from attacking a fast-growing invader — the fetus.
Roe barred most legal restrictions on abortions until fetuses were considered able to survive outside the womb, believed then to be 24 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period (about 22 weeks after conception).
The woman, Nicole Arteaga, 35, hadn’t wanted to abort the 9-week-old fetus.
In some states, doctors have to display a sonogram and describe the fetus.
Many must travel long distances to reach medical facilities that can perform effective and painless procedures to remove the expired fetus and extra uterine tissue.
The Chamber of Deputies' bill also would allow women to get legal abortions after 14 weeks if the pregnancy resulted from rape, the woman's health was at risk, or the fetus suffered severe conditions not compatible with life outside of the womb.
These cellular snippets tell scientists which genes are turned on, suggesting the fetus has reached specific stages of maturation.
At 11 weeks, Royan had some bleeding, and tests determined the fetus had no heartbeat.
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Definition of fetus for English Language Learners
: a human being or animal in the later stages of development before it is born
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