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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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