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Definition intentional ending of pregnancy by killing and removing the fetus or embryo
  • 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.
  • Go home and think of your first husband divorced and your second husband killed in a jet and your third husband blowing his brains out, go home and think of the dozen abortions you've had, go home and think of that and your damn Caesarean sections, too, and your children who hate your guts!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • abortions = ending of pregnancies
  • I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • We both knew her to be violently opposed to abortions, and she would very likely order me to quit school.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • "The government will force you to have an abortion," one of my sisters-in-law replied.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • When she wanted compensation, his lawyer got someone to try to convince her to have an abortion.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • We shouldn't have to pay for stuff we hate, and I don't want to pay for a health care program that endorses legalized abortions.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • She did confirm that should I choose abortion, my parents would not have to know.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • The Fascist poem, one may fear, will be a horrid little abortion such as one sees in a glass jar in the museum of some county town.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • I think you should have an abortion.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I mean, both Beanie and I are hugely opposed to abortion (we even participated in a Right to Life parade once in middle school).
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • FAUST Abortion, thou, of filth and fire!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • By what monstrous abortion of fate did these abide in the shadow of Dyer?
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • "Yes, of course, darling," Ira cried, and all the guilt of her efforts to have an abortion was in her voice.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • I could never have an abortion.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • She had an annulled high school marriage and an abortion behind her.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • They locked her up in the Kezhemsk jail for practicing abortion and making pills and powders of some sort.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • "An abortion, of course," she replied.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I won't have an abortion.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But what she wanted to discuss over coffee was a new method of abortion she had heard about.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March

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