1. a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Abortionist \A*bor"tion*ist\, n.
One who performs or procures abortion; among medical
personnel, also called an abortion provider.
Note: The word abortionist has negative connotations from the
time when the practise was illegal in the United
States, and the latter term is preferred among those
who do not consider the procedure as morally
[1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates