- shambles; mess.
- anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature, as a design or project.
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Origin of abortion
OTHER WORDS FROM abortionpost·a·bor·tion, adjective
Words nearby abortion
Example sentences from the Web for abortion
The second night starred an anti-abortion activist whose tale about the horrors of Planned Parenthood had been exposed as a fraud more than 10 years ago.
Clarkson has been seen as a crusader for conservative positions on same-sex marraige and abortion.Alaska’s Attorney General Resigns Hours After We Published “Uncomfortable” Texts He Sent to a Younger Colleague|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|August 25, 2020|ProPublica
Before being appointed in late 2018, Clarkson had been a champion of Christian conservative views on social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion.Alaska’s Attorney General on Unpaid Leave After Sending Hundreds of “Uncomfortable” Texts to a Young Colleague|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|August 25, 2020|ProPublica
Most often, the doctrine is invoked by minors seeking an abortion without parental consent.
The language of this bill is a de facto abortion ban for most pregnant federal prisoners.
In other words, unnecessarily stringent abortion regulation could be far more dangerous than abortion itself.
Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, describes abortion as “very safe.”
The National Right to Life Committee, for example, asks the leading question “Is Abortion Safe?”
Macpherson had recently engaged the public gaze by his 'Ossian'—an abortion fathered upon the fourth century after Christ.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
Abortion is the dislodging of the child from the only place where it can live and where nature has placed it for that purpose.Moral Principles and Medical Practice|Charles Coppens
X-ray photographing of pregnant women is very likely to cause abortion.
No particular attention need be bestowed upon this cough, unless it become so violent as to threaten abortion.
In pregnancy uterine hemorrhage and uterine pain are symptoms of a threatened abortion, but not certain symptoms.
British Dictionary definitions for abortion
Derived forms of abortionabortional, adjective
Medical definitions for abortion
Scientific definitions for abortion
Cultural definitions for abortion (1 of 2)
The deliberate termination of a pregnancy, usually before the embryo or fetus is capable of independent life. In medical contexts, this procedure is called an induced abortion and is distinguished from a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) or stillbirth.
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Cultural definitions for abortion (2 of 2)
The ending of pregnancy and expulsion of the embryo or fetus, generally before the embryo or fetus is capable of surviving on its own. Abortion may be brought on intentionally by artificial means (induced abortion) or may occur naturally (spontaneous abortion, which is commonly referred to as a miscarriage). (Compare stillbirth; see also family planning and population control.)