abortifacient abortifacient  /ə ˌbɔr tə ˈfeɪ ʃənt/


  1. (n) a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion
  2. (adj) causing abortion


  1. The European girls took apiol, an oily fluid obtained from parsley flowers, as an abortifacient.
  2. An overdose of a powerful abortifacient may possibly have serious consequences.
  3. Even now, Ceylonese girls brew an abortifacient by boiling a poisonous yam in cow urine or liquid dung, and then swallow the stuff for seven days.


  • Catholic Relief Services Confirms PRI Finding

    FRONT ROYAL, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 / Christian Newswire / -- CRS announced yesterday evening that Archbishop Odon Razanakolona of Madagascar has told Bishop Gerald Kicanas, chairman of the board of directors of CRS, that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was not involved with providing contraceptives or abortifacient drugs in his Archdiocese of Antananarivo.
    on August 7, 2013     Source: Christian News Wire

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  1. Santorum said EC is an "abortifacient in certain circumstances," adding that "if the egg has been fertilized, ...... and the pill is taken, it does cause an abortion" (Russert, "Meet the Press," NBC, 9/3).
    on Sep 5, 2006 By: Rick Santorum Source: Kaiser network.org

  2. "The morning-after pill is an abortifacient in that if conception has taken place, it prevents the newly created human being from implanting itself and continuing the pregnancy," Land said. "So it causes the death of an unborn child. The fact...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Richard Land Source: Town Hall

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