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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Under the federal Affordable Care Act, most employers are required to cover employees' artificial birth control, including ones some consider to be abortifacients, even if employers are morally opposed to such coverage.
The religious universities oppose emergency contraceptives, including the so-called morning-after pill, and intrauterine devices, which they liken to abortifacients.
Baker vowed to use $300,000 in taxpayer dollars for abortifacients to end these children's lives.
The prosecution told the jury that Patel, 33, took abortifacients purchased online from overseas in July 2013 and then deposited the body of her dead 25-30-week-old baby into a dumpster in back of Moe's Southwest Grill, the family restaurant.
FRC has been a leader in defending the religious liberties of all Americans against the Obamacare Health and Human Services mandate that all employers must pay for drugs that can act like abortifacients in their health plans or pay fines, regardless of an employer's religious views.
Even the report's title, By Choice, Not by Chance: Family Planning, Human Rights and Development, seems to leave open the option of abortion, and the report itself endorses the use of so-called "emergency" contraception in the form of the "morning after" pills that serve as abortifacients because they prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg.
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).