abortion provider

abortion provider
Abortionist A*bor"tion*ist, n. One who performs or procures abortion; among medical personnel, also called an {abortion provider}.

Note: The word abortionist has negative connotations from the time when the practise was illegal in the United States, and the latter term is preferred among those who do not consider the procedure as morally reprehensible. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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