Explaining abortion to child, what age?

I can remember when someone told me about abortion. It was our nanny and I was probably 8 or 9 years old. I had innocently mentioned how cute her grandson was and she answered that her daughter had wanted to have an abortion. Of course at that age I had no clue what it was so I asked. And for some crazy reason she gave me the details. Sorry, but I didn't even really know about what babies did once they were int he womb so that was terrifying and way over my head at that age.

If you would have this topic with your child, at what age would you deem it appropriate?

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