Selective Reduction: “A Soft Cover for Hard Choices” or Another Name for Abortion?

  title={Selective Reduction: “A Soft Cover for Hard Choices” or Another Name for Abortion?},
  author={R. Rao},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  pages={196 - 205}
  • R. Rao
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Selective reduction, also known as multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR), is the practice of terminating one or more fetuses to reduce a multiple pregnancy, e.g., from quadruplets to twins or a singleton. Selective reduction and abortion both involve the destruction of fetal life, but they are classified by different designations to underscore the notion that they are regarded as fundamentally different medical procedures: the two are performed using distinct techniques by different types of… Expand
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