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abortifacient

[ə‚bȯrd·ə′fā·shənt]
(medicine)
Any agent that induces abortion.
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The question, then, under the "least restrictive means" test is whether imposing the HHS mandate on an employer who has religious objections to providing insurance coverage for contraceptives and/or abortifacients furthers the governmental interest in increasing access to contraceptives via the means that is least restrictive of the religious liberty of the objecting employer.
8),(10) Lower recommendation of Cytotec dosages may be related to a fear of the legal consequences of recommending abortifacients in a country in which abortion is legally restricted outside the capital.
We have learned that the free provision of this abortifacient was made by the Health Minister Edwina Hart.
Serologic, bacteriologic, and histopathologic examination of fetal tissues identified no other infectious abortifacient agents in the Chlamydiales-positive samples.
The question of whether the pill acts as an abortifacient was never really an issue.
Experts in the fields of pharmacy, biology, gynecology, and obstetrics have come to the conclusion that today's hormonal contraceptives not only possess their contraceptive properties but have potential abortifacient mechanisms that can kick in when the contraceptive mechanism fails.
Chemists need accurate information on the drugs they sell as abortifacients, encouragement to promote pregnancy tests, training in encouraging women to see a provider prior to purchase, and visual and written material to hand out.
The human embryo, just like some animals, can be experimented on to test abortifacients contraceptives and other drugs.
So it has been surprising to me that the Obama administration persists in its insistence that the Little Sisters of the Poor bend the knee before the government requirement that the sisters' health care plan provide contraceptives, abortifacients, sterilization and related counseling (CASC mandate) to their employees.
As NRL News Today explained back in March, another three judge panel from the 5th Circuit unanimously agreed that two provisions could go into effect statewide: the aforementioned admitting privileges and the requirement that abortionists follow the FDA protocol for administering chemical abortifacients ("RU-486").
Religious employers should not be discriminated against because they oppose abortifacients or contraceptives.
President Barack Obama's HHS mandate, which forces Catholic institutions to provide their employees with free contraceptives, sterilization and abortifacients, is a sinister ploy designed to drive a deep wedge between liberal and orthodox Catholics.