(plural: ‘abortionists‘; for the right pronunciation, please click here)
a person, especially a doctor, who causes an abortion, i.e. removes a baby from its mother before it is born, which in medical terms is ‘termination of pregnancy’; an abortion doctor,
Some people think that an abortionist is a criminal, but some others feel that any abortionist is doing some service to the people by helping the poor people who cannot afford to feed many children or young, unmarried women who cannot keep their unwanted babies!
In several advanced countries, religious fanatics and social workers who are called ‘prolifers’ or ‘anti-abortionists’ condemn the law permitting abortionists to practice. There are incidents where the local people themselves killed abortionists.