Definition of antiabortion in English:

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antiabortion

Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēəˈbôrSH(ə)n/
/ˌanˌtīəˈbôrSH(ə)n/

adjective

[attributive]
Opposing or legislating against medically induced abortion.
Example sentences
  • Legalizing abortion didn't make anti-abortion advocates accept it.
  • Some anti-abortion groups believe that life begins at conception and prevention of implantation is murder.
  • But this is an image used by the anti-abortion lobby and it generates heat in an emotive area.

Derivatives

antiabortionist

Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēəˈbôrSHənəst/ /ˌanˌtīəˈbôrSHənəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Yet how many anti-abortionists advocate contraception to prevent a pregnancy rather than having an abortion?
  • According to anti-abortionists, pregnancy is sacred and mustn't be tampered with, but many of their opponents have overlooked the wedge that this drives between a mother and her fetus.
  • Many anti-abortionists claim that late-term abortion is unadulterated murder because the fetus could survive outside of the womb.

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Syllabification: an·ti·a·bor·tion

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