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abortion -- as in: have an abortion
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Moby Dick
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  • Perhaps he got it as his scientific predecessor in the same field, Desmarest, got one of his authentic abortions; that is, from a Chinese drawing.
  • The Albino is as well made as other men—has no substantive deformity—and yet this mere aspect of all-pervading whiteness makes him more strangely hideous than the ugliest abortion.

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  • Abortion is a tough issue. Some consider it a question of a woman’s right to control her body, but others consider it a question of defending the helpless from murder.
  • No abortion, no religion, and nothing about today’s botched lockdown drill, okay?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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