abortionist

[ uh-bawr-shuh-nist ]

nounUsually Disparaging.
  1. a person who performs or induces abortions, especially illegally.

  2. a person who favors or advocates abortion as a right or choice that all women should have.

Origin of abortionist

1
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; abortion + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for abortionist

abortionist

/ (əˈbɔːʃənɪst) /


noun
  1. a person who performs abortions, esp illegally

  2. a person who is in favour of abortion on demand

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