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English definition of “pro-life”

pro-life

adjective     /ˌprəʊˈlaɪf/ US  /ˌproʊ-/
opposed to the belief that a pregnant woman should have the freedom to choose an abortion (= the intentional ending of pregnancy) if she does not want to have a baby → Compare pro-choicePregnancyBirth
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