abortifacient


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a·bor·ti·fa·cient

 (ə-bôr′tə-fā′shənt)
adj.
Causing abortion.
n.
A substance or device used to induce abortion.

abortifacient

(əˌbɔːtɪˈfeɪʃənt)
adj
(Medicine) causing abortion
n
(Medicine) a drug or agent that causes abortion

a•bor•ti•fa•cient

(əˌbɔr təˈfeɪ ʃənt)

adj.
1. causing abortion.
n.
2. a drug or device for inducing abortion.
[1870–75]

abortifacient

Cf. aborticide, 2.
See also: Abortion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abortifacient - a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortionabortifacient - a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
abortion pill, mifepristone, RU 486 - an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU_486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Adj.1.abortifacient - causing abortion
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
Translations

abortifacient

[əˌbɔːtɪˈfeɪʃənt]
A. ADJabortivo
B. Nabortivo m

a·bor·ti·fa·cient

n. abortivo, estimulante para inducir un aborto.

abortifacient

adj & n abortivo
References in periodicals archive ?
This coercive move on the part of the Obama administration is not only bad health policy, but also conflicts directly with several federal conscience protection laws in so far as it mandates the use of drugs that have abortifacient properties.
Toronto -- The abortifacient morning-after pill (MAP), recently authorized for dispensation without a doctor's prescription in Canada.
For months," Cardinal DiNardo wrote, "Planned Parenthood and other groups have been urging that mandated 'preventive services for women' include all drugs and devices approved by the FDA for contraception-including those that can prevent the implantation and survival of a newly conceived human being, and hence are seen as abortifacient by the Catholic Church and many others.
WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This afternoon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Panel, considering the new "Emergency Contraceptive," Ella, which can also act as an abortifacient, voted against recommending ANY precautions or labeling that would inform women of the drug's abortifacient capabilities as well as health risks.
Because the reality of contraception and its abortifacient effect is so shocking to many couples, it is very important that all who spread the light of Truth of Humanae vitae and natural family planning do so with the incredible love and gentleness of Jesus and Mary.
WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a hearing to consider approval of a new drug application for an abortifacient drug, ulipristal acetate, as an emergency contraceptive, or a new "Plan B.
Further, the commonly-used morning after pills (MAP) act both by inhibiting ovulation (a contraceptive action) and by preventing implantation of the embryo in the wall of the uterus (an abortifacient action).
Such interference is best understood not as contraceptive but as a very early abortifacient action.
One fact that the medical profession refuses to publish and which Alive also does not mention is that, in many cases, the pill acts as an abortifacient in preventing the fertilized egg from implanting in the walls of the uterus and thus causing the fetus to be aborted.
The same dangers apply under Welsh Assembly legislation that allows under-age girls to be given the abortifacient morning-after pill (MAP) without parental consent and without the knowledge of her doctor.
Obamacare continues to contain government imposed mandates, including the HHS mandate which forces many Americans to either violate their views on contraceptives and abortifacient drugs or drop coverage to maintain their beliefs.
In short, it is also a toxic abortifacient chemical.