(Latin: miscarry, pass away, perish by an untimely birth)
antiabortionist (s) (noun), antiabortionists (pl)
A person who is opposed to medical terminations of pregnancies and expulsions of embryos or of fetuses: Antiabortionists are against surgical or medicinal procedures that terminate a pregnancy by removing the fetus (unborn baby) which is a non-contraceptive form of birth control.
induced abortion (s) (noun), induced abortions (pl)
A deliberate procedure to remove, or to expel, an embryo or a fetus before it is viable (able to survive) outside the uterus: The doctors recommended that Jane should have an induced abortion because giving birth to a child would very likely result in her death if she didn't have the procedure done.
postabortal (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to that what happens subsequently to, or after, a surgical procedure that ends a pregnancy: Karen's sister had special postabortal treatment by her physician because she was suffering so much as a result of the surgery.
postabortion, post-abortion (s) (noun); postabortions; post-abortions
A condition that exists after any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy; especially during the first six months: Susan was in a clinic where she was receiving special medical treatment for the post-abortion that had been performed in order to save her life.
proabortion (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the support of the legalization of the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus of a woman in order to end a pregnancy: The proabortion parents arranged for Dr. Sneed to perform the necessary surgery for their daughter.
proabortionist (s) (noun), proabortionists (pl)
A person who supports or is in favor of terminating pregnancies: Many proabortionists maintain that terminating a woman's pregnancy, although not a preferred family planning method, has always been used by women to gain control over their pre-birth conditions.
According to one view of proabortionists, women must have a safe and legal access to stopping their pregnancies because without this availability, women may use unsafe and illegal procedures that can result in serious injuries or death.
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