pro-choice

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pro-choice

(prō-chois′)
adj.
Favoring legalized abortion as an option for an unwanted pregnancy.

pro-choic′er n.
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pro-choice

adj
(Sociology) (of an organization, pressure group, etc) supporting the right of a woman to have an abortion. Compare pro-life
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pro-choice

or pro•choice

(proʊˈtʃɔɪs)

adj.
supporting or advocating the right to legalized abortion. Compare pro-life.
[1970–75]
pro-choic′er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pro-choice - advocating a woman's right to control her own body (especially her right to an induced abortion)
pro-life - advocating full legal protection of embryos and fetuses (especially opposing the legalization of induced abortions)
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Translations

pro-choice

[ˌprəʊˈtʃɔɪs] ADJen favor de la libertad de elección
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-choice

adj group, organizationfür Abtreibung pred; pro-choice movementBewegung fder Abtreibungsbefürworter
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pro-choice

[ˈprəʊˈtʃɔɪs] adjper la libertà di scelta di gravidanza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pro-choice

adj pro-elección, a favor de la legalización del aborto voluntario
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References in periodicals archive ?
It need not qualify the woman's right to choose. It need not.
"Sixty per cent of people in Ireland believe abortion is a woman's right to choose and 85% of people support abortion when a woman's life is at risk.
A majority backed a woman's right to choose whether to wear the Hijab headscarf (61%) and for men and women to be treated equally (89%).
It comes down to a woman's right to choose. Personally, I choose the chocolate muffins
Paul Martin, despite his own strong Catholic faith, has said that he supports a woman's right to choose." But, in fact, Martin is one of a succession of Catholic prime ministers--starting with Pierre Trudeau--who have defied Catholic teaching on abortion.
While developing conventional wisdom may say that prochoice activism is waning, those of us who have been working to protect a woman's right to choose for decades know that this movement has a strong, unshakable core.
After watching Republicans emerge as a group of snarling reactionaries, willing to speak at Bob Jones University, pander to gun nuts, scuttle a woman's right to choose, and desecrate public lands in the name of "wise use" profiteering, I doubt that even Eisenhower--the last GOP presidential hopeful for whom African Americans voted in sizeable numbers--would recognize the party now.
Although the battle among opponents and supporters of abortion had ups and downs for each side, analysts agree that the past year has been the most momentous in cementing a woman's right to choose into the very foundation of the national culture.
Yet despite all this, the July PK article blames men who "have remained idle as 34 million unborn children have been legally slain, allowing the debate to become an issue of a woman's right to choose rather than a man's responsibility to practice sexual purity." In other words, women are not created in "the image of God" with the freedom to make decisions regarding their lives, their health, and the welfare of children already born.
A woman's right to choose abortion is in serious jeopardy throughout the United States.
For years I have defended a woman's right to choose. I still do.
I WOULD defend a woman's right to choose under most circumstances.