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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Stating that "the appeals court vacated a lower court's ruling that EWTN had to comply with the Obama administration-era mandate to cover contraceptives and abortifacients for employees or pay huge fines," these articles misuse the word "abortifacients" in the same way as Justice Brett Kavanaugh did during his confirmation hearings--a misusage for which he was widely criticized.
The abortion industry likes to argue that these abortions are simple and totally safe, but it rarely shares the stories of hundreds of women who have been hospitalized or the nearly two dozen who have died after taking these dangerous abortifacients.
The SC added that after compliance with due process and upon promulgation of the decision of the FDA, the TRO would be deemed lifted if the questioned drugs and devices are found to be abortifacients.
Opinion ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 It is true that the Supreme Court has already declared the RPRH Law as "not unconstitutional." 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).
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.
Unchastened, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius one week later renewed her declared "war" (4) against the Catholic church in America and against faithful Catholics (as well as against other religious organizations and believers who share the Catholic opposition to contraceptives and/or abortifacients).
Unlike other studies in IvIexico, (8), (10), (14) in which the drugs most frequently recommended as abortifacients were actually hormonal injections, a low proportion of the vendors in our study mentioned such injections.
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.