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Synonyms for abortifacient

a drug (or other chemical agent) that causes abortion

causing abortion

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Apart from the harsh living conditions, the frequent use of herbal abortifacients was the reason for the reduced fertility of female slaves, which created the need for the continuing import of new workforce from West Africa (Schiebinger 2004, Bush 1990).
In short, it is clear, for purposes of RFRA, that a person engages in an "exercise of religion" when he, for religious reasons, refuses to provide health insurance that covers contraceptives and abortifacients.
This study fills an important information gap on misoprostol-related pharmacy interactions and highlights the need for pharmacy vendor trainings on Cytotec and other misoprostol-based abortifacients (in Mexico City and states in which abortion is legal under certain circumstances), emergency contraception and other reproductive health topics.
We have learned that the free provision of this abortifacient was made by the Health Minister Edwina Hart.
Although Chlamydophila abortus is a known etiologic agent of ruminant abortion, several novel species of Chlamydia-like organisms have recently emerged as putative ruminant abortifacients. Waddlia chondrophila was isolated from the brain and nervous tissue of an aborted bovine fetus in Germany (2), and Parachlamydia acanthamoebae and other unidentifi ed Chlamydia-like species were identified in 18.3% of bovine placenta samples in Switzerland (3,4).
Whether termed "abortifacients," "emergency contraceptives," or the "morning after pill," these are drugs designed to prohibit a newly conceived child from implanting in the womb for nourishment and are now widely available, with statistical use largely unreported.
The study was carried out in a large Latin American city where misoprostol is routinely sold without a prescription despite being a prescription-only drug and not licensed for use as an abortifacient. A random sample of pharmacists were interviewed about their background, their knowledge of medical abortifacients, requests for abortifacients in their pharmacy and sales of misoprostol.
Pro-life groups object, saying that some contraceptives are actually abortifacients.
Mackenzie, chairman of Gynetics Inc., the company that distributes Preven, said that the pills are not abortifacients.
Emboldened by all their successes, House pro-lifers in July even took a swipe at federal health coverage for some common forms of birth control--including the pill--which they consider "abortifacients." Margaret Sanger would be horrified.
The volume not only contains a wealth of information about nineteenth' century reproduction products--condoms, douches, vaginal pessaries and sponges, spermicidal preparations, abortifacients, and early varieties of the diaphragm--and marketing networks, it also examines the cultural backlash that arose in response to the commercialization of reproductive technology.
The sexual implications that Jenkins has suggested gain support from the fact that several of Ophelia's key flowers were also well known to the Elizabethans as contraceptives, abortifacients, and emmenagogues (i.e.
Azar, the appeals court vacated a lower court's ruling that EWTN had to comply with the Obama administration-era mandate to cover contraceptives and abortifacients for employees or pay huge fines.
A forthcoming study in the journal Contraception, already promoted and publicized by pro-abortion media outlets, is a classic illustration of the extent to which the abortion industry is pushing chemical abortifacients without even a semblance of scientific rigor.
Moreover, the justices directed the FDA to make an assessment within 60 days on whether the implants were abortifacients.