A substance or device used to induce abortion.(noun)
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Use "abortifacient" in a sentence
"Apparently you have never heard of the term abortifacient?"
"The question of a woman's right to choose is going to be a basic issue of the upcoming election with the recent position of the Bush administration grouping birth control with abortion and McCain's VP selection of Sarah Palin who belongs to a group called Feminists for Life, their idea of feminism being outlawing both abortion and what they call abortifacient birth control which pretty much includes everything except rhythm and prayer they even object to condoms because they feel that form of male birth control usually becomes the woman's responsibility."
"Taking herbs like pennyroyal—known as an abortifacient—can be dangerous without expert guidance."