Abortionist meaning

ə-bôrshə-nĭst
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One who performs abortions.
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A person who performs an abortion, esp. illegally.
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One who performs abortions.
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(now often historical) One who performs an illegal abortion in a non-medical setting (a back street, a hotel room, etc).
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(chiefly in anti-abortion discourse, pejorative) An abortion provider; one who performs a legal abortion.
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(in anti-abortion discourse, offensive) One who favors abortion being legal. [since the late 19th century]
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Origin of abortionist

  • abortion +‎ -ist. First attested in 1872.

    From Wiktionary