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abortifacient

 [ah-bor″tĭ-fa´shent]
1. causing abortion.
2. an agent that induces abortion.

a·bor·ti·fa·cient

(ă-bōr-ti-fā'shent), Avoid the misspelling abortefacient.
1. Producing abortion. Synonym(s): aborticide, abortient, abortigenic, abortive (3)
2. An agent that produces abortion.
[L. abortus, abortion, + facio, to make]

abortifacient

/abor·ti·fa·cient/ (ah-bor″tĭ-fa´shent)
1. causing abortion.
2. an agent that induces abortion.

abortifacient

(ə-bôr′tə-fā′shənt)
adj.
Causing abortion.
n.
A substance or device used to induce abortion.

abortifacient

[əbôr′tifā′shənt]
1 causing abortion.
2 any agent that causes abortion.

Abortifacient

A drug, herb, chemical or other substance that dilates the cervix and causes the uterus to contract, resulting in spontaneous termination of pregnancy.
Fringe obstetrics A potentially toxic herb—e.g., pennyroyal, black cohosh, blue cohosh, parsley, and tansy, which evoke spontaneous abortion
Pharmacology An agent that induces the expulsion of an embryo or fetus, e.g., prostaglandin E1 analogues—misoprostol, gemeprost

abortifacient

Pharmacology An agent that induces the expulsion of an embryo or fetus; a drug, herb other chemical that dilates of the cervix and causes the uterus to contract resulting in a spontaneous termination of pregnancy

a·bor·ti·fa·cient

(ă-bōr'ti-fā'shĕnt)
1. Producing abortion.
Synonym(s): abortive (3) .
2. Any agent (usually a drug) that produces abortion.
[L. abortus, abortion, + facio, to make]

abortifacient

A drug used to cause ABORTION. Many substances have been reputed to cause abortion and many have been tried in an attempt to procure abortion illegally, mostly without effect. In clinical practice abortion is chiefly induced with one of the PROSTAGLANDINS. Other drugs, such as mifepristone (see ABORTION PILL) and OXYTOCIN, are also used to induce labour.

abortifacient,

adj/n an instrument or material capable of terminating a pregnancy.

abortifacient

1. causing abortion.
2. an agent that induces abortion.
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An enrollee who has insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortifacients will go to one of these providers to receive the covered services.
Although some studies have shown that NSAIDs do not interfere with the effectiveness of mifepristone and misoprostol regimens in inducing second-trimester abortions,18 further investigation is needed to evaluate drug effectiveness in the first trimester and to learn more about the recommendation of these drugs as abortifacients, especially in settings in which Cytotec may not be available or where women cannot afford it.
Claims that there is success in any part of the UK in bringing down teenage pregnancy is false, as the MAPs abortifacient action destroying the embryonic human being, hides true pregnancy rates.
Stanford, in a 2000 paper entitled "Postfertilization Effects of Oral Contraceptives and Their Relationship to Informed Consent," advocate for objective presentation of the potential for the abortifacient or postfertilization effects to all patients during informed-consent discussions.
While the proportions of chemists selling other drugs as abortifacients was similar across states and chemist shop sizes, stocking patterns for mifepristone varied considerably.
I'm guessing that people who applied to work for the Little Sisters of the Poor saw the habits and the crucifixes and the chapels and figured out that this is a Roman Catholic institution and so they are probably not on board with paying for contraceptives or abortifacients for their employees.
Second, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act remains in effect (it's never been challenged) as does the requirement that abortionists follow the FDA protocol for administering chemical abortifacients.
WHO puts abortifacients on its essential drug list [News Roundup].
Hospitals in her country were notoriously understocked, yet UN-funded "family planning" clinics abounded in contraceptives and abortifacients of all varieties.
Surgical abortion and pharmaceutical abortifacients may or may not get rid of the pre-birth child: they certainly can't cure heartache or the feeling of being unwanted and unloved.
Just two things besides the obvious fact that ordering abortifacients from the Internet is unbelievably dangerous.
The final rule selects the alternative that treats the employer's very act of objecting to coverage of sterilization, contraception, and abortifacients as the legal authorization for a third-party administrator to secure the objectionable coverage.