: opposed to abortion
pro-lifer noun

Examples of pro-life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In exchange for the support of pro-life and religiously conservative Republican voters, Conant said, Trump promised to take up their causes, including setting the stage for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. Max Greenwood, Miami Herald, 2 Apr. 2024 There’s no pro-life crusade against in vitro fertilization. The Editors, National Review, 23 Feb. 2024 This approach reveals the web of deceit and the contradictions inherent to the crisis pregnancy center missions and the broader pro-life movement. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2024 My approach balances my pro-life conviction with a respect for the diverse views within our nation. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2024 Hoskins cited the last time the FRA was set for renewal in 2021, when a group of hard-right Senators derailed the bill over the same pro-life measures at issue this session. Anna Sago, Kansas City Star, 29 Feb. 2024 While running for his party’s nomination in the 2022 Senate race, Masters’ website touted his staunchly pro-life policy platform. Laura Gersony, The Arizona Republic, 28 Feb. 2024 Demonizing pro-life protections to promote more abortions is not the answer. Shawna Mizelle, CBS News, 27 Feb. 2024 Jackie Calmes: The Republican Party promised to give new meaning to ‘pro-life’ after Dobbs. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pro-life was in 1970

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

Kids Definition


: opposed to abortion

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