- 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
Last year, nine states passed bills restricting abortion rights.
Lynch has long had a reputation for being a moderate, especially because of his more conservative stance on abortion rights.Today’s Elections In Massachusetts Are Another Big Test For The Progressive Movement|Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 1, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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.
Anti-abortion organizations tend to tend to propagate the idea that the procedure is dangerous and unproven.
Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, describes abortion as “very safe.”
It seems to mean—'who very often seek after destroyed increase (abortion) and the play of love.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
They did not know enough to prevent conception, but they did the best they could by means of abortion and infanticide.
Endemics of abortion depend on the impalpable vapors that arise from the quicksilver mines of Spain.The Education of American Girls|Anna Callender Brackett
Some think that a load-stone laid upon the navel, keeps a woman from abortion.
And so on until our whole system of abortion, intimidation, tyranny, cruelty and the rest is in full swing again.A Treatise on Parents and Children|George Bernard Shaw
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.)