One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I decided not to abort the pregnancy’
have an abortion
2‘this organism infects sheep and can cause pregnant ewes to abort’
miscarry, have a miscarriage
3‘the ‘escape’ key is used to abort the program’
halt, stop, end, call off, cut short, discontinue, terminate, arrest, suspend, check, nullify
informal scrub, axe, pull the plug on
4‘there are times when the mission aborts’
fail, come to a halt, end, terminate, miscarry, go wrong, not succeed, fall through, break down, be frustrated, collapse, founder, come to grief, fizzle out, flop
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