Definition of abortionist in English:


Translate abortionist into Spanish


  • A person who carries out abortions (typically applied to someone not working in a hospital, or used to convey disapproval of abortion).

    • ‘All three are abortionists who specialize in late abortions.’
    • ‘These young girls will ultimately end up in some backyard abortionist having an abortion carried out in un-sterile conditions.’
    • ‘A 1923 French law increased penalties for abortion to imprisonment for abortionists and their clients.’
    • ‘In an interview, a doctor said that while he offered safe, if secret, abortions, many abortionists did not.’
    • ‘In 1803 the law changed and abortion became a criminal offence from the time of conception with penalties of up to life imprisonment for both the pregnant woman and the abortionist.’
    • ‘With no access to legal, safe abortion, they resort to the army of backstreet abortionists.’
    • ‘The drama, which focuses on a backstreet abortionist, was crowned British film of the year, while its star, Imelda Staunton, took the best actress accolade.’
    • ‘A woman might well conceal her condition for four or five months and procure an abortion, at the actual climax of which the abortionist might be prudently absent.’
    • ‘Many women continued to procure abortions despite the risks, and juries often refused to convict abortionists, indicating continued public acceptance of the practice.’
    • ‘It is this lack of knowledge that makes pregnant young girls turn to illegal abortionists.’



/əˈbôrSHənəst/ /əˈbɔrʃənəst/