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pro-life

[proh-lahyf] /proʊˈlaɪf/
adjective
1.
opposed to legalized abortion; right-to-life.
Compare pro-choice.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
Related forms
pro-lifer, noun
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pro-life

adjective
1.
(of an organization, pressure group, etc) supporting the right to life of the unborn; against abortion, experiments on embryos, etc
Derived Forms
pro-lifer, noun
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Word Origin and History for prolifer's

pro-life

adj.

"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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