Meaning of ABORT in English

ABORT

(END PREGNANCY) [verb] - to prevent (a baby that has not been born, or a pregnancy) from developing any further, usually by having a medical operationIt is better to abort a pregnancy in its early stages rather than later on. [T]Pregnant schoolgirls often choose to abort, so that they don't have to leave school to look after the baby. [I]Do you think it's wrong to use aborted foetuses for medical research?The doctor said that she did not want to see a return to the days when women aborted themselves (= ended their pregnancies) with knitting needles. [T]Abort can also mean miscarry.See at miscarriage.

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