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Definition of "pro-life" []

  • Advocating full legal protection of human embryos or fetuses, especially by opposing legalized abortion. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pro-life" in a sentence
  • "The term pro-life originated historically in the struggle to end abortion on demand and continues to be used in public discourse overwhelmingly in that sense."
  • "The bulk of the pro-life movement has long since tipped its hat to critics: The term "pro-life" is intrinsically positive and conveys more than fetal preservation."
  • "Though he apologized for the undemocratic way it was done, he held firm on what he described as a "pro-life" goal of trying to drive down cancer rates."