abortionist

[ uh-bawr-shuh-nist ]
/ əˈbɔr ʃə nɪst /

noun Usually Disparaging.

a person who performs or induces abortions, especially illegally.
a person who favors or advocates abortion as a right or choice that all women should have.

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Origin of abortionist

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; abortion + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for abortionist

abortionist
/ (əˈbɔːʃənɪst) /

noun

a person who performs abortions, esp illegally
a person who is in favour of abortion on demand
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