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If you look up the word abortion, it's original meaning is actually "an abomination."

And that usually reflects on the new, modern definition of abortion, which is to terminate a pregnancy because it is unwanted or inconvenient for the parents.

I think abortion should only be used when the life of the mother is at risk if the baby is born. Otherwise, abortion is clearly murder.

Listen up, people. This is an old lesson told many times before - the safest way to avoid getting pregnant is to avoid having sex. The second safest way is to use the rhythm method plus a condom just-in-case. The third safest way is to avoid unprotected sex, and to use a rubber or a diaphragm or some spermicide or some kind of pill.

But if you become pregnant, it is definitely morally wrong to proceed with an abortion if the reason is simply because it's an "unwanted pregnancy" or because "you can't afford it."

There are other options, such as adoption, that can be used. Also, I believe that in the long run, the parents will both be more satisfied and feel better if they avoid the abortion route.
The number of abortions carried out since Roe V. Wade was passed is estimated around 40 million. The actual numbers could very well be higher as people don't usually divulge this information. Imagine how many of those murdered unborn children could have grown up to become excellent leaders, scientists, doctors, and helpers for society.
by Adel7 August 31, 2007
The act of ending an unwanted pregnancy.
If abortion is killing a human being, then male masturbation is a genocide, isn't it?
by Debaser November 04, 2004
to kill a child before it becomes an inconvience.
It is a poverty that a child must die so that you may live as you wish" - Mother Theresa

jane got pregnant, but she's having an abortion sunday.
by BETTY CROCKER June 24, 2006
The act of terminating a life before he or she has had a chance for natural survival. Also a symptom of a society that has failed women. The rate of abortions in the United States could be reduced with logical prevention measures such as single parent housing at universities, more sex education in schools, better state adoption laws and awareness, and better general social support for single parents.
She'd heard that giving up her kid would be too hard, so Jenna decided to have an abortion.
by shouldbewritingapaper May 08, 2007
murder for profit
The doctor liked his position of performing abortions, because there were so many people wanting them, it made him rich.
by stop abortions May 31, 2009
The mass murder of many unborn babies.
I was too cheap to spend 50 cents on a condom, and as a result I have decided to kill my child through an abortion.
by wannnacruise February 21, 2010
The act of terminating a task or objective before it is completed.

The act of terminating the life of an offspring before it is developed enough to leave the womb. Wouldn't be such a big issue if the vast majority of people who undergo it didn't make the stupid decision of fucking without thinking ahead about the consequences, such as getting pregnant as a result.
That woman already had eight abortions, and she is STILL having recreational sex without use of contraceptives. What a whore!
by AYB June 27, 2003
The termination of a pregnancy. Abortion, at the very least, needs to be left open as an option in cases of rape (so as not to further victimize the woman by forcing her to carry the child of her assailant), incest, and when the mother's life is in danger (as in an ectopic or tubal pregnancy, which will kill the mother if carried to term). Dangerous "back alley" abortions would also result if abortion were banned completely. An interesting contradiction in terms is that supposed "pro-lifers" also tend to be in favor of the death penalty, and have a real bad habit of shooting doctors and blowing up abortion clinics. It's also very difficult to decide exactly when life begins. By Pro-lifer logic, masturbation would probably also be considered murder, as sperm are technically alive and somewhat human (haploid). What they don't seem to understand is that there's a difference between something that is merely "human" and a full-blown, sentient "person." Admittedly, abortion is despicable when used merely as an alternative form of birth control (instead of the pill or a condom), but it's a woman's right protected under the law.
Diana opted to have an abortion, rather than carry her pregnancy to term.
by cmdrmonkey December 23, 2004