from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Favoring or supporting the legal right of women and girls to choose whether or not to continue a pregnancy to term.

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  • adj. Supportive of a woman's right to choose whether or not to undergo an abortion.

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  • adj. advocating a woman's right to control her own body (especially her right to an induced abortion)


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  • In their defense, people who opposed restrictions on abortion adopted the term pro-choice.

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  • She adds that he said he didn't wish to be called "pro-choice" and didn't like the "pro-life" label, either.

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  • This is the preferred term to apply to the movement sometimes referred to as pro-choice.

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  • CuteBoringGirl “It’s called pro-choice, and yes, I am.”

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  • Even though liberal sexual attitudes generally correspond with a pro-choice perspective on abortion, they defy that trend.

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  • The pro-choice world view is not centered around a Divine Being, but rather around a belief in the highest abilities of human beings.

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  • To be pro-choice does not preclude uneasiness with abortion.

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  • Likewise, in this environment one can be pro-choice without defending abortion in all circumstances.

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  • Finally, an older man shares that recently he “went down to Planned Parenthood” where he was shocked to find that pro-choice people “volunteer their Saturday mornings to make sure that women go in and kill their babies.”

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  • In fact, however, people born after 1965 are less pro-choice than their baby boomer parents.

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