from The Century Dictionary.
- Of the nature of an abortion; characterized by failure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to abortion; miscarrying; abortive.
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Self-abortion is a misdemeanor in New York, and according to the state statute, the charge applies if a woman "commits or submits to an abortional act upon herself which causes her miscarriage" after 24 weeks unless a physician states an abortion is medically necessary to save the woman's life.
Derrick Redd was ordered held without bail Tuesday after pleading not guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree abortional act.