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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
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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 ?
In Picoult's words, Janine has "white-washed the stain with years of pro-life activism."
Of course, the Obama administration now has another four years to dream up new ways of stifling pro-life activism, and Obama won't have to concern himself with facing voters again.
Pope John Paul II, at the beginning of the new millennium, began referring to a "new evangelization," of which there are three parts: personal and spiritual renewal, witnessing to others, and the transformation of society and culture, including pro-life activism, social justice work, service to the poor and marginalized, and engagement in politics or even the arts.
Despite the fact that the vast majority of pro-life activism is motivated by religious dogma, there is an objective case against abortion.
Michael Miller of Vancouver has stepped up to the plate with a stirring call for pro-life activism.
Pavone notes that there has already been a surge of interest in pro-life activism since the election.
Gray says the elite opposition to pro-life activism is all too typical, reflecting the position of many pro-abortion advocates that the subject is no longer a legitimate topic for public debate.