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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 pro-life position holds that human life begins at conception or shortly thereafter and that the embryo or fetus is a moral individual worthy of the protection society affords neonates.
Certainly the pro-life forces use their powerful films on what an abortion does to make their opposition as visible and concrete as possible.
The Supreme Court today ruled unanimously in favor of pro-life demonstrators and organizations in the cases of Operation Rescue v.
Indeed, millions of women--including women who have experienced pregnancy, childbirth, abortion, and adoption--think the pro-life argument is sound.
Senate, against the more conservative, pro-life Pat Toomey, was a devastating blow to the pro-life cause.
However, Paul Tuns, editor of the Canadian monthly newspaper The Interim, noted in the September issue that the election presents an "opportunity" for the pro-life cause.
Still, Pearl concedes she is concerned about the Democrats' recent recruitment of pro-life candidates across the country.
Pro-life voters assert that the profound contradiction between how we treat the unborn when they are wanted and what we do to them when they are not wanted creates a corrosive social consciousness of might makes right and moral relativism.
The absence of the pro-choice movement in contraceptive conflicts has allowed pro-life considerable freedom in setting the terms of the debate-terms that can be misleading.
Some of the mothers of the pro-life movement find time to devote to the cause of life amid the many demands of raising large families.
As the ruling does not apply to the Teen Aid program initiated by Saskatchewan Pro-Life, the Knights will be continue to be able to support that; but both programs are registered as non-profit charitable organizations.
So the Republicans are trying to soften their image, working Elizabeth Dole overtime giving speeches about "the man I love," and keeping pro-life culture warriors like Pat Buchanan out of the spotlight.