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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Here they are, having given a woman one of the two abortifacient drugs that make up "medication" (chemical) abortions, with another notch surely to be added to their belt.
So why take precautions, condoms etc., when they can have a pill the following day, and this pill can also act as an abortifacient.
In 2015, the Supreme Court had stopped the Department of Health from buying, distributing and promoting contraceptive implants after Alfi questioned the supposed abortifacient effects of brands Implanon and Implanon NXT.
The Court also tasked the DOH in coordination with other concerned agencies to formulate the rules and regulations which will govern the purchase and distribution of contraceptives covered by the certification from the FDA that said product and supply will not be used as an abortifacient.
When the Green family--best known as the Hobby Lobby owners who went to the Supreme Court to win their right not to offer abortifacient coverage to employees-decided to open a Museum of the Bible just off the National Mall in Washington, D.C., many observers worried the result would be soaked in an evangelical or even literalist understanding of Christianity.
The real moral question for Boots, Labour women MPs and the abortionist organisation British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) who have a clinic in Cardiff, is that this so called emergency contraceptive in fact can act as an abortifacient if conception has already taken place.
Methods women used to control this decrease included the late weaning of infants, self-induced sterility through mechanical or medicinal means, infanticide, and a variety of abortifacient plants, such as yam, papaya, lime and the roots and barks of cotton trees (Bush 124-142).
In short, it is also a toxic abortifacient chemical.
It is a uterine stimulant and an abortifacient. Nevertheless, in homeopathic formulations, it has been promoted for use before and during labor for internal and external bruising of the mother and newborn.
More recently, in April 2013, two bishops, Luis Cabrera Herrera, Archbishop of Cuenca, and Antonio Arregui, Archbishop of Guayaquil, told Catholic News Agency's ACI Prensa that EC should be totally banned because it was, allegedly, an abortifacient. The antichoice group Red Vida y Familia released an open letter to Carina Vance, minister of public health, that month.
(DC) have been described as an abortifacient, emmenagogue, contraceptive, and aphrodisiac in a variety of publications throughout European history.
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