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abortion

abortiona‧bor‧tion W2 J4 /əˈbɔːʳʃən/ []  1 C 妊娠中絶, 人工流産 have an abortion 妊娠中絶をするShe didn’t want to have an abortion. 彼女は妊娠中絶したくなかった. perform / carry out an abortion <医師が> 妊娠中絶手術をする abortion clinic 妊娠中絶医院 同意 terminationフォーマル/専門 2 U (社会的問題としての) 妊娠中絶, 堕胎Abortion is a highly controversial issue in the U.S. 妊娠中絶は米国では大いに論議を呼んでいる問題だ.文化Although abortion has been legal in the US since 1973 and in the UK since 1967, many people still disagree about whether it should be legal, and about whether it is morally right. Some people are pro-choice and believe that a woman has the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion. Other people are pro-life or anti-abortion, and believe that an unborn baby has the right to be born and that abortion is murder.米国では1973年, 英国では1967年から妊娠中絶が合法化されているが, 道徳上の理由から反対者も多い.女性には妊娠中絶を選ぶ権利があると主張する賛成派に対し, 胎児には生まれる権利があると反対派は反論する.なお,前者の考え方を pro-choice ,後者の考え方を pro-life と言う.
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