What does the word abortion mean?

Usage examples for abortion

  1. Abortion Both married and unmarried women practice abortion when for any reason the prospective child is not desired. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  2. And all this is gained only by human strife and longing; by ceaseless training and education; by founding Right on righteousness and Truth on the unhampered search for Truth; by founding the common school on the university, and the industrial school on the common school; and weaving thus a system, not a distortion, and bringing a birth, not an abortion. – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  3. If only after so many tears there were not being brought forth a useless abortion! – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal