The termination of a woman's pregnancy by killing the fetus. A very large controversy in the United States and elsewhere, because people can't agree on when a fetus becomes a person. Illegal in the U.S. prior to the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade in 1973.
Erin had an abortion because she couldn't support a child.
by House Cat October 25, 2008
The act of killing a fetus.
So Mrs. Pro-Life when you get raped whatcha gonna think then?
by T Money October 15, 2004
What right-wing republican dumbasses think is legalized murder.
republican- "Pray to stop abortion"
me- "Go preach at church"
by Jeff February 24, 2005
removal of fetal cells from a woman's uterus.
Until a fetus is old enough to survive outside the body of its mother, it is not really a separate life and is little more than a parasite. Abortion is construed by some as murder, but is really such a tough decision that it ought to be left to the mother, and to no one else. Abortion should not be used as a form of birth control in and of itself, but ought to be acceptable in instances of rape, failed contraceptives, fetal disease, or a life-threatening pregnancy.
And to all the pro-lifers: abortion only stops a beating heart if you wait long enough for the heart to develop. No one is forcing the pro-lifers to get abortions, yet they wish to force everyone not to...
Keep pregnancy curable!
by Child Hatter May 13, 2003
When a woman aborts a child inside her own body.

When a woman gets an abortion that does not make her a slut. Its not like she was having sex and was just like "oh well thats okay if i get pregnant ill just have an abortion" its not like there fucking free. And what if some one is raped? or the birth control or condom didnt work or broke? then what happens? And whos going to take care of the baby, most of the time when people get abortions its cause they cant support the child and it would die of an illness anyway. If abortion is made illegal then were all gonna have to pay more taxes to support the already over crowded orphaneges. I hope all u anti abortionist adopt a fuck load of kids.
A womans right to choose what she does with her own body, look theres and anti-abortionist, while there at it why they just take away our right to vote!
a way to terminate a human being's life.

The joining of a man's sperm with a woman's egg, a zygote is formed, thus, the very first stage of a human being's life. All information is present at this stage for the human person to grow into an embryo, fetus, infant, toddler, child, teenager, and adult. There are not separate distinctions of the human species during its first stages of growth.
A rose's seed can only be a rose. That seed cannot be a fruit, vegetable, animal, or a human being. The rose's seed is the first stage of its life, although it doesn't look like a rose, all the information is contained within that seed for it to look like a rose. You cannot separate these into different species, because they are the same. From the moment of conception, the human life should be protected. The dead are buried and their wills are respected. Once a human life is created, there is no turning back. There is nothing in our power to make it un-human. Therefore, abortion is one way to terminate a human being's life.
by XgriouX February 12, 2007
The act of removing a fetus from the womb while the woman is still pregnant. It should definitely be legal, but that doesn't mean I approve of "Oh hey I'm pregnant again-time for an abortion." And after the first trimester, you should have a real reason other than "I'm not ready." Do that in the first trimester than, before the baby develops too much more.

Reasons for an abortion:

Rape.

Incest.

Failed contraceptive.

Simply not ready for parenthood, usually teens. I know a bunch of people are rolling their eyes around at this one, but think. They might have been stupid, but they could get just caught up in the moment that they aren't suddenly going to go "Holy crap, I gotta pull on all my clothes and run out and buy a condom-be back later, ok?" And then imagine that you're 15 years old, a whole life ahead of you, and the test reads positive. Yes, it's their fault, but do you have any idea what that would feel like? Just THINK.
Amy: "I'm not ready for parenthood...I can't do this. I think I need an abortion. It's what would be best."
by Dooodoodoodoo* February 26, 2010

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