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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.
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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
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pro-life′



adj.
opposed to legalized abortion; right-to-life. Compare pro-choice.
[1960–65]
pro-lif′er, n.
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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)
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Translations

pro-life

[ˌprəʊˈlaɪf] ADJpro-vida
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pro-life

adj group, organizationgegen Abtreibung pred; pro-life movementAntiabtreibungsbewegung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pro-life

[ˈprəʊˈlaɪf] adjper il diritto alla vita
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pro-life

adj pro-vida, en contra de la legalización del aborto voluntario
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References in periodicals archive ?
CitizenGO says that according to Article 26 of the Constitution, human life begins at conception and that already Sharon's child was buried as a human being.
The draft had also protected the tax-exempt status of any religious entity that "believes, speaks, or acts (or declines to act) in accordance with the belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman." Other problematic features were that entities that believed that an "individual's immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy" and "that human life begins at conception and merits protection at all stages of life," were covered under the religious freedom order.
It starts with a statement both bold and obvious: "There is no credible scientific opposition to the fact that a new genetically distinct human organism begins with fertilization and that, simply stated, human life begins at conception." The authors then affirm that, barring natural fetal losses (e.g., miscarriage), "conception usually results in a live birth."
Human life begins at conception; a new human being exists and can either grow to its full potential, or be snuffed out by this abortion-causing pill.
Human life begins at conception, the sperm and the egg meet in fertilisation, genetic make-up complete, and a new human being exists.
Like Roe, Casey does not deny that the state could assert an overriding interest in protecting fetal life if it could demonstrate that normatively human life begins at conception. Also like Roe, Casey denies that any such demonstration is possible.

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