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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - an advocate of full legal protection for embryos and fetuses; someone opposed to legalized induced abortion
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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A defense of the prolife position on abortion, the "three approaches" refers to the three sections of the book that correspond to three angles to the abortion debate that Kreeft offers the reader: (1) the impersonal (philosophical arguments for the pro-life position), (2) the personal (the motives of pro-lifers), and (3) the interpersonal (a fictional dialogue between a pro-lifer and pro-choicer that brings out the first two approaches).
Representative Christopher Smith, Republican of New Jersey, and an ardent pro-lifer, led the charge against the amendment sponsored by Nita Lowey, Democrat of New York, that would require federal employees' health insurance plans to cover birth control.
Before he became our Prime Minister he was branded as a pro-lifer. The moment that a pro-life matter would appear they would be after him like a pack of hyenas, and there is no way he would get anywhere.
Villainization is a means to shift the public's focus from abortion to the pro-lifer (by keeping abortion in a positive light and casting pro-lifers in a negative light) and to get pro-lifers to react by shifting focus from abortion to casting themselves in a positive light.
In addition to unspecified damages, the suit sought a judicial declaration that the pro-lifer's constitutional rights of free expression and peaceable assembly had been violated, and an injunction barfing PPCT from denying pro-lifers future access to the library.
A political scientist by profession (University of Calgary), Morton is a strong pro-lifer. He deserves support.
Kim Babington, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and a staunch "pro-lifer," says, "I believe as Christians we are doing things contrary to the word of God.
Typically it was not until the very end (if at all!) the reader learns that Norma later became a staunch pro-lifer.
23% of pro-lifers would vote only for a pro-lifer compared to 17% of pro-choicers who would only vote for a pro-choice candidate.
There may be a wonderful pro-life candidate who decides to run for office as a third-party or independent candidate, claiming to be the "real" pro-lifer in the race.
Lafrance at Action Life Ottawa, told that his death means the loss of "a great man, a great pro-lifer, and a great friend" (LifeSiteNews).
A related fallacy is that the pro-lifer who defends the right to life of an unborn baby in the mother's womb, but who does not defend the right to life of a convicted murderer on death row, is being morally inconsistent.