abortionist


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a·bor·tion·ist

 (ə-bôr′shə-nĭst)
n.
One who performs abortions.

abortionist

(əˈbɔːʃənɪst)
n
1. a person who performs abortions, esp illegally
2. a person who is in favour of abortion on demand

a•bor•tion•ist

(əˈbɔr ʃə nɪst)

n.
a person who performs abortions.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abortionist - a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnanciesabortionist - a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
doc, doctor, physician, Dr., MD, medico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
Translations

abortionist

[əˈbɔːʃənɪst] Nabortista mf

abortionist

[əˈbɔːrʃənɪst] navorteur/euse m/fabortion pill npilule f abortive

abortionist

nAbtreibungshelfer(in) m(f); (doctor also) → Abtreibungsarzt m/-ärztin f ? backstreet abortionist

abortionist

[əˈbɔːʃnɪst] nchi esegue aborti clandestini

a·bor·tion·ist

n. abortista, persona que interrumpe un embarazo.
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Gosnell was the notorious abortionist who ran a "House of Horrors" abortion clinic that killed newborns and caused the death of a mother too.
Would pro-abortionists "support" a decline in abortions because there was a time of reflection for women between when they tell the abortionist they want an abortion and the time they can get one?
The traditional abortionist is a woman who uses crude methods to do the operation.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013, will mark the ninetieth birthday of Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler.
THE man accused of shooting dead abortionist Dr George Tiller yesterday warned of more violence.
Fruit Chan's piece, ``Dumplings,'' tells the story of a wealthy Hong Kong wife, Lee Qing (singer-comedian Miriam Yeung in an impressive dramatic turn), who seeks out a tenement abortionist who can restore fading youth.
The typical abortionist derives no satisfaction from the work he does, tends to despise and even hate women, and as time goes by finds it increasingly difficult to live with himself.
Set in the grimy working class ghettoes of post-war London, the film pulls no punches in its depiction of an abortionist living in the oppressively close-knit, patriarchal world of 1950.
At 14, Yumi Fuller runs away after her teacher gets her pregnant and then takes her to an illegal abortionist to avoid getting himself arrested for statutory rape.
Very, very rarely would they say that they had gone to an abortionist.
Although only an accomplice, Anna is a notorious abortionist and an outsider to these parts, so she got what she deserved in the eyes of the village notables who gathered to witness the verdict and express their approbation.
Most "women who are assaulted by an abortionist don't perceive that they are in a position to do anything about it" (p.