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noun abortion pronunciation in British English /əˈbɔː(r)ʃ(ə)n/
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  1. [countable] a medical operation in which a developing baby is removed from a womans body so that it is not born alive
    The number of abortions performed each year is dropping.
    have an abortion: She had an abortion when she was 15 years old.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the practice of performing abortions, as a social or political issue
      society’s attitude to abortion


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