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pro-life

noun against abortion, antiabortion, antiihetic to abortion, diametrically opposed to abortion, hossile to abortion, in favor of barring abortion, in favor of life, in favor of prohibiting abortion, in opposition to abortion, inimical to abortion, opposed to abortion, pro-human life, right-to-life advocate
Associated concepts: consistent life ethic, human rights, partial birth abortions, pro-choice, pro-life movement, unborn child
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The "Herod" we Canadian pro-lifers face is a culture that, as a whole, does not recognize the inherent dignity of preborn children and will go to great lengths to prevent the issue from even being debated in Parliament.
She challenges pro-lifers to pursue that project but never quite says the same to pro-choicers.
This weekend NRTL kicked out their Georgia state affiliate, GRTL, just as they've done over the decades to other groups, including Colorado RTL, Cleveland RTL and New Jersey RTL, while hypocritically claiming that pro-lifers should not criticize other pro-lifers.
He was also privy to an effort to frame Canadian pro-lifers for the 1992 fire-bombing of an abortion mill owned by Henry Morgenthaler, one of North America's most powerful abortion activists.
Soon afterwards, in a speech to pro-lifers, Reagan called upon Koop to produce such a report.
The most significant gain pro-lifers have made is in the debate over partial-birth abortion, where Democrats switched their votes in droves, becoming converts to the pro-life cause on this issue.
In addition to the arrival of a huge number of new pro-lifers in the state Houses and state Senates, 13 new pro-life Republican governors will replace pro-abortion Democratic governors--a net gain of 11 pro-life governors.
Secondly, there was a World Magazine piece by Marvin Olasky which criticized pro-lifers who display abortion imagery and who liken abortion to the Holocaust, emphasizing a need for a less controversial approach.
If there is a lesson in all this, it is that as long as pro-lifers abandon genuine pro-life candidates for public office because "they can't win," and cast their lot instead with slippery politicians who manage to straddle the fence on the pro-life issue, they will always fight an uphill battle.
Meanwhile, as GOP leaders ram through the Schumer amendment, pro-lifers are being told there is not enough time in the lame duck session to get a Senate vote on the bill banning partial-birth abortion the House passed last July.
The Missouri combatants defy the usual stereotypes -- that pro-choicers are irreligious, sexually permissive, or politically radical, and that pro-lifers are hostile to welfare, sex, birth control, and women's equality.
His comment implied that all of them had been deliberately dishonest about the frequency and reasons that procedures like intact dilation and extraction -- the medical terminology for what pro-lifers call "partial-birth abortions" -- are performed.