Explain abortion to your child? Every morning we watch the local news while everyone is getting ready. This morning there was a story about our state's only clinic and ds (11) ask what is abortion. I tried to answer without giving him too much information. I told him it's when a girl gets pregnant and decides she doesn't want the baby the doctor goes in and takes the baby out,but she has to do it when she first gets pregnant. He looked at me and said but the baby will die with out its mom. I said right. He looked confused and said but that's murder. I didn't know what to say,so I changed the subject. I hope I handled this okay.