abortist

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abortist (plural abortists)

  1. abortionist
    • 1853, Charles MacFarlane, Kismet: or, The doom of Turkey (page 66)
      It was no mystery at all, or a mystery covered only with the thinnest and most transparent veil, that forced abortion is a common practice among Turkish women. The horrible secret as to the means and the drugs to be employed is pretty generally known, and where ignorance prevails there are "wise women," old hags, professional abortists, who go about the country relieving matrons of their burthens for a few piastres apiece []

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