anti-abortionism

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antiabortion +‎ -ism

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anti-abortionism (uncountable)

  1. An ideology or policy of opposition to the practice and/or legalization of abortion.
    • 1991, Mary Nash, "Pronatalism and motherhood in Franco's Spain", in Maternity & Gender Policies: Women and the Rise of the European Welfare States 1880s-1950s (eds. Gisela Bock & Pat Thane), Routledge (1994), ISBN 0415047749, page 168:
      Anti-abortionism became crucial in the protection of births and population growth and thus a key element in the social policy of the New State.

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