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right to life

noun advocate, against abortion, diametrically opposed to abortion, in favor of life, in opposition to abortion, pro-life advocate
Associated concepts: abortion, capital punishment, partial birth abortion

right to life

see HUMAN RIGHTS.
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Ohio and Kentucky right-to-lifers held special Congressional Breakfasts with their legislators on the morning of the march.
Right-to-lifers won't even send money to the Third World to support birth control because a small percentage of the money might be spent on abortions.
Right-to-lifers love to show pictures of aborted fetuses.
With two cardinals, two archbishops, and three bishops on the committee, along with papal favorites like [Mary Ann] Glendon and [Michael] Novak and certified right-to-lifers like [Robert] Casey and [John] Noonan, it was hardly a group to start endorsing heresy," recalled author Peter Steinfels.
Perhaps a better theory-one most right-to-lifers have ignored-is that contraception in the U.
Though Planned Parenthood led a campaign to land contraceptive ads on TV a few years ago, it apparently didn't bombard the networks with as much mail or as many calls as the right-to-lifers.
Until Norplant-which was opposed not just by some right-to-lifers but by the pro-choice National Women's Health Network (they said not enough testing had been done)-no fundamentally new contraceptive methods had been approved for use in the United States since the sixties.
The right-to-lifers gathered for the annual Hands around the Capitol, where the crowd of almost 500 completely circled the capitol building in a public witness against abortion.
The right-to-lifers stressed the need for the Senate to pass the bill.
It was stretching it to equate some civilly disobedient right-to-lifers with hooded white supremacists with lynching and murder on their bigoted minds.
That kind of confirmation lulls us into avoiding the issues right-to-lifers pose.