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
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A forthcoming study in the journal Contraception, already promoted and publicized by pro-abortion media outlets, is a classic illustration of the extent to which the abortion industry is pushing chemical abortifacients without even a semblance of scientific rigor.
But in the ruling the SC likewise issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) prohibiting the distribution of artificial contraceptives until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a certification that these contraceptives are not abortifacients, or they do not "primarily or secondarily induce abortion.
The high court earlier said it would lift a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the enforcement of the RH law only after the FDA review of contraceptives suspected to be abortifacients.
18) Sixteenth-century Spanish historian Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo describes indigenous women using abortifacients in his Historia generaly natural de las indias in 1535, suggesting that from the point of colonial contact, pregnancy and reproduction were politically charged issues for Europeans: "They are so friendly with lust that if they become pregnant they take a certain herb, that later stirs up and casts out the pregnancy" (Oviedo 7).
Under the federal Affordable Care Act, most employers are required to cover employees' artificial birth control, including types that some say are abortifacients, even if employers are morally opposed to such coverage.
Baker vowed to use $300,000 in taxpayer dollars for abortifacients to end these children's lives.
Gates announced that her newest project will be to provide artificial sterilants and abortifacients to poor women in the Third World at the cost of $4 billion.
In short, it is clear, for purposes of RFRA, that a person engages in an "exercise of religion" when he, for religious reasons, refuses to provide health insurance that covers contraceptives and abortifacients.
A few vendors recommended that the client go to a public hospital to get an abortion (5%), stated that abortion was legal in Mexico City (4%), said that the pharmacy was prohibited from selling abortifacients (1%) or said that they were too busy (1%).
However, Spuc's experience is that the vast majority of AMs are in favour of abortifacients and of abortion services in Wales, not only funded within the NHS but using NHS funds to pay the multi-million-pound private abortion industry.
Young unmarried women either use the banned abortifacients or visit local abortion experts, mostly elderly women who charged exorbitant amount of money to remove the foetus.
To the Editor: Despite the worldwide economic impact of, and welfare issues associated with, infectious bovine abortifacients, as well as potential zoonotic threats to human health, accurate diagnosis of the causes of abortion is uncommon (1).