abortion abortion  /ə ˈbɔr ʃən/


  1. (n) termination of pregnancy
  2. (n) failure of a plan

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  1. Contradicting earlier findings of a greater risk of ectopic pregnancy, a new report says the controversial abortion pill is as safe for women as surgical abortions.
  2. Opposition to abortion is one of the clearest and oldest moral preachings of the Roman Catholic Church; it dates back to the 1st century.
  3. Crisis pregnancy centers are fielding an anti-abortion guerrilla army to win over one woman at a time.


  1. Notorious Florida Abortion Facility Closed as Police Seize Assets in Botched Abortion Case

    ORLANDO – A notorious abortion facility in Florida was closed down early Thursday morning as police, accompanied by two large moving trucks, backed up to the building and seized everything inside as per a court order. The seizure at Orlando Women’s Center surrounds the lawsuit Howard v. Pendergraft, which involves an incident in 2001 when [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Christian News Network

  2. Abortion rights advocate calls on Cuomo to drop legislation in favor of the rest of women's rights proposal

    ALBANY — A key abortion rights’ Democrat says it’s time to drop Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s abortion legislation, a move that would likely end the protracted debate on it this year. 
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Saratogian

  3. Abortion pill defendant brings up Roe v. Wade

    TAMPA - Lawyers representing a man accused of tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortion drug plan to challenge his federal prosecution on constitutional grounds.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Tampa Tribune

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  1. "Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded in clear ethics and sound science, as well as respect for the equality of...
    on May 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: LifeNews.com

  2. "I was wrong, I was effectively pro-choice," said Romney, who has said he changed his stance in 2004 during debates on stem cell research. "On abortion, I was wrong."
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Grassley said that in addition to concerns about costs to taxpayers and affordability for individuals, "there are still some serious outstanding issues that have yet to be resolved, like preventing taxpayer funding of abortion services and the...
    on Sep 17, 2009 By: Charles Grassley Source: NewsMax.com

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