Definition of pro-life in English:

pro-life

adjective

  • Opposing abortion and euthanasia.

    ‘she is a pro-life activist’
    Compare with pro-choice
    • ‘I would not argue for the pro-life position based on this, because you don't know.’
    • ‘Therapeutic cloning is backed by medical charities and the government but opposed by pro-life groups.’
    • ‘Their opposition to a pro-life referendum in the Republic displays this.’
    • ‘When extremist pro-life individuals and groups burn down abortion clinics, is that not an act of terrorism?’
    • ‘The pro-life movement does not hide behind deceptive language but rather sheds light on the truth.’
    • ‘If pro-life activists get their way and abortion is once again made illegal, my life along with many others could be ruined.’
    • ‘The pro-life movement will inform the European Union of anything which we do not think is ethical.’
    • ‘The support of violence is not compatible with being in the pro-life movement.’
    • ‘Even some members of the pro-life movement found the organisation's behaviour disturbing.’
    • ‘Roberts is a devout Catholic and is married to an ardent pro-life activist.’
    • ‘His comments are likely to stir opposition from pro-life groups, who say it is unethical to create an unborn child for research.’
    • ‘I believe what accounts for this is the purity of the pro-life movement's cause.’
    • ‘It continues to amaze me how the same organizations that are pro-life are maddeningly pro-capital punishment.’
    • ‘Over the last six months, I have had numerous conversations with pro-life democrats.’
    • ‘In refusing to deal with these questions, feminism has become an ally of the pro-life movement.’
    • ‘This problem of the efficacy of natural law is strategically important to the pro-life movement.’
    • ‘During the 1980s a militant wing of the pro-life movement had attempted to close clinics by direct action.’
    • ‘Abortion clinics opened and did a thriving business, even in the face of much pro-life mayhem.’
    • ‘I don't think it was pro-life propaganda, but I do believe that it could be easily used by pro-life propagandists.’
    • ‘My parents have been involved in the pro-life movement for decades.’

Pronunciation:

pro-life

/prōˈlīf/