- opposed to legalized abortion; right-to-life.
Origin of pro-life
First recorded in 1960–65
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Examples from the Web for pro-life
Some pro-life groups worry that they discourage women from staying pregnant altogether.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences
December 12, 2014
He co-authored the amicus brief filed on behalf of 23 pro-life groups.The Supreme Court Case Uniting Pro-Lifers & Pro-Choicers
December 3, 2014
If you are pro-life in Missouri it means being so without deviation, Molendorp says.
Capps, the pro-life volunteer, insists the new law gives women much-needed time to make a decision.
Contraception is not abortion, and those who misunderstand this subject do harm to the pro-life cause.Rand Paul’s Plan B for Pro-Life Critics
October 5, 2014
- (of an organization, pressure group, etc) supporting the right to life of the unborn; against abortion, experiments on embryos, etc
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Word Origin and History for pro-life
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