Antiabortionist (noun)

A person who is against abortion and who typically campaigns for laws that restrict or ban the practice.


Late 20th century: from anti- + abortion + -ist.


  1. Antiabortionists often cite religious or moral objections to the practice of abortion.
  2. The antiabortionist movement has been a political and cultural force in many countries for several decades.
  3. Many antiabortionists see the issue as a matter of protecting the rights of the unborn child.
  4. Antiabortionists often stage protests and demonstrations outside abortion clinics to raise awareness of their cause.
  5. The views of antiabortionists are often opposed by those who support a woman's right to make decisions about her own body and reproductive health.
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