pro-fam·​i·​ly ˌprō-ˈfam-lē How to pronounce pro-family (audio)
: favoring or encouraging traditional family structures and values
: opposing abortion and often birth control

Examples of pro-family in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But it has been viewed with alarm by some Republicans who argue that IVF and other fertility treatments are pro-family and should not be lumped in with terminating pregnancies. James Oliphant, Joseph Ax, and Brad Brooks, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Feb. 2024 In some of those efforts, Democrats struck alliances with Republicans, including Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mitt Romney of Utah, who have seen the tax credit as a pro-family measure. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 The intent shouldn’t be simply to boost birth rates in the short term but to create a pro-family culture for the long term. Matt Lamb, Washington Examiner, 8 Jan. 2024 Indeed, the idea of a child tax credit has long been salient for Republicans as a pro-family policy. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 13 July 2023 Dunleavy hired Cubas in 2022 as a photographer and later promoted him to pro-family adviser. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 19 June 2023 That the women that would lead this country would be pro-family.... The New Republic, 14 June 2023 In an interview last month, Dunleavy said Cubas’ primary responsibility was assembling a pro-family website. Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Public Media and Curtis Gilbert, American Public Media, Anchorage Daily News, 31 May 2023 The Hawkeye State must keep leading the way with pro-growth, pro-family economic policies. John Hendrickson, National Review, 17 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pro-family was in 1926

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“Pro-family.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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