Recent Examples of abortifacient from the Web
Catholic moralists oppose the administration of methotrexate as an abortifacient even in the case of ectopic pregnancy, and Catholic hospitals do not provide it as a treatment.
The rule on moral objections cited a case brought against the Obama administration in 2015 by the March for Life, an antiabortion group that contends certain types of emergency contraception could be abortifacients.
These groups also alleged that the mandate required them to subsidize abortifacients—even though the contraception in question did not, in fact, induce abortions.
This fake science also justifies the use of abortifacients and early human embryos in experimental research in human cloning, embryonic-stem-cell therapy, and genetic engineering, including synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and gene splicing.
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Origin and Etymology of abortifacient
First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
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