pro-life

pro-life

[proh-lahyf]
adjective
opposed to legalized abortion; right-to-life.
Compare pro-choice.


Origin:
1960–65

pro-lifer, noun
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pro-life
 
adj
(of an organization, pressure group, etc) supporting the right to life of the unborn; against abortion, experiments on embryos, etc
 
pro-'lifer
 
n

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pro-life
"opposed to abortion," first attested 1976, from pro- + life. Hostile alternative anti-choice attested 1978 in Ms. magazine (see pro-choice).
"What hypocrisy to call such anti-humanitarian people 'pro-life.' Call them what they are -- antichoice." ["Ms.," Oct. 8, 1978]
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