a person who performs or induces , especially illegally.
a person who favors or advocates as a right or choice that all women should have.
a person who performs abortions, esp illegally
a person who is in favour of abortion on demand

1872, from abortion + -ist.

abortionist a·bor·tion·ist (ə-bôr’shə-nĭst)
One who performs abortions, especially criminal abortions.

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