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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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Nebraska is a pro-life state, said Governor Ricketts.
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Pro-life Senator Mitch McConnell continues to be the Republican Majority Leader, and pro-abortion Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker.
Pro-life bumper stickers have always made me uncomfortable.
But as has been the case since 1976, in the end, the unequivocal support for the pro-life plank in the national platform of the Republican Party is expected to remain.
But consider the case made by Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America, a pro-life group.
Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) and the Republic of Ireland have at least one thing in common--they are fiercely pro-life and are united in their efforts to keep it that way.
Synopsis: Large majorities of Americans with postgraduate education as well as non-Christians continue to identify as "pro-choice" rather than "pro-life" on abortion, even as Americans' overall support for the pro-choice position has declined.
"Members of these important pro-life organizations are some of the most dedicated and passionate advocates at the Texas Capitol, and I am honored to have their endorsements of my leadership and our work to protect life," Straus said, according to prepared remarks.
Pro-life Democrats come in two varieties: those who tout anti-abortion views on the stump, but largely end up voting with their pro-choice colleagues, and those--typically hailing from deep-red districts--who almost always vote pro-life.
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Frist, speaking on the floor of the Senate, insisted that his views were still "pro-life."