: favoring the legalization of abortion
pro-choicer noun

Examples of pro-choice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are Americans who are pro-choice, pro-freedom and in favor of women and their doctors being able to determine the best medical care for women without interference from the government. For Carroll County Times, Baltimore Sun, 24 Mar. 2024 Related Articles Letters: Name change | Wrong message | Copay accumulators | Net neutrality | Real history | ‘War on Hamas’ Letters: Open space | Fiber alternatives | Clean energy | Use your vote | Student protesters | Would-be king In the 1970s, most Republicans were pro-choice. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 The fact remains that during the vaunted pro-choice backlash of the past two years, not one pro-life senator or governor has lost his office in an election. The Editors, National Review, 9 Apr. 2024 Allyson has been calling herself the only candidate who is 100% pro-choice, a bold but supportable claim considering Planned Parenthood has given Joe a 100% rating. Vern Nelson, Orange County Register, 22 Feb. 2024 This will be the first legislative initiative that both pro-choice and pro-life people can support, because my AAA will greatly reduce abortions without bans. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2024 California remains a strong pro-choice state, with Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a slate of bills last fall to strengthen protections for reproductive freedoms. Gabriel Greschler, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 Well-organized and well-funded extremists have brought lawsuits to further restrict access, hoping to undermine access in states that are firmly pro-choice. Elizabeth Warren, Glamour, 22 Jan. 2024 Skillet frontman John Cooper is firing at pro-choice activism — and brought up Demi Lovato in the process. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 22 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pro-choice was in 1973

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“Pro-choice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pro-choice. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

pro-choice

adjective
prō-ˈchȯis
: favoring the legalization of abortion

Medical Definition

pro-choice

adjective
: favoring the legalization of abortion
pro-choicer noun

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