pro-life


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pro-life

(prō-līf′)
adj.
Advocating the legal protection of human embryos and fetuses, especially by favoring the outlawing of abortion on the ground that it is the taking of a human life.

pro-lif′er n.

pro-life

adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of an organization, pressure group, etc) supporting the right to life of the unborn; against abortion, experiments on embryos, etc
ˌpro-ˈlifer n

pro-life′



adj.
opposed to legalized abortion; right-to-life. Compare pro-choice.
[1960–65]
pro-lif′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pro-life - advocating full legal protection of embryos and fetuses (especially opposing the legalization of induced abortions)
pro-choice - advocating a woman's right to control her own body (especially her right to an induced abortion)
Translations

pro-life

[ˌprəʊˈlaɪf] ADJpro-vida

pro-life

adj group, organizationgegen Abtreibung pred; pro-life movementAntiabtreibungsbewegung f

pro-life

[ˈprəʊˈlaɪf] adjper il diritto alla vita

pro-life

adj pro-vida, en contra de la legalización del aborto voluntario
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While wearing these hats, the pro-life physician is free to express his or her worldview and attempt to influence public policy.
It is in the stark nature of this choice that one finds the sensible core of a pro-life position.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is Counsel of Record in one of the pro-life cases decided today by the Supreme Court, said the high court's unanimous decision in favor of pro-life demonstrators is a welcomed victory that once and for all puts an end to marathon litigation by ruling unanimously that a federal statute designed to go after drug dealers and organized crime cannot be used against pro-life demonstrators.
Still, the former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania said he expected to get another boost from the January 21 South Carolina primary, where his reputed pro-life record would be rewarded by "values voters.
A separate Gallup Poll Daffy survey conducted May 12-13 found that 50 percent of Americans described themselves as pro-life and 43 percent as pro-choice.
Pro-life activists charged that supporters of the amendment ran a deceptive campaign funded with tens of millions dollars given by a company that stands to profit from such research.
This pursuit has led Democrats to vote for reasonable-sounding legislation that limits abortion rights and to embrace pro-life members of the party who vote for even more restrictive laws.
For the fact is there are solid political and moral reasons why a tepid, equivocal pro-life statement would have been a mistake.
In 1988, Crossway Books, a major evangelical publisher, released A Pro-Life Manifesto.
Logic suggests that pro-life and pro-choice activists would hail new technology like Norplant that makes it easier and safer to prevent pregnancy; that they would put aside their differences to make contraception available to teenagers, to teach its proper use; that they would speak up to assuage the anxiety that still clouds our thinking about contraception.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is Counsel of Record in one of the pro-life cases argued before the Supreme Court today, said the high court should put an end to this nearly 20-year-old case by once and for all putting the use of a federal statute designed to go after drug dealers and organized crime off limits for use against pro-life demonstrators.