Abortion (noun)

  1. The termination of a pregnancy before the fetus is able to survive outside the womb.
  2. The deliberate termination of a pregnancy, often performed for medical or social reasons.


Derived from the latin word "abortus", the word "abortion" has been used to describe the termination of a pregnancy for thousands of years.


  1. The debate over abortion has been a controversial issue for many years.
  2. She decided to have an abortion after she found out the fetus had a serious birth defect.
  3. Abortion is legal in many countries, but it is still illegal in some.
  4. Some people believe that abortion is a woman's right to choose, while others believe it is murder.
  5. The doctor performed the abortion using a surgical procedure.
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