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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Advocating the legal protection of human embryos and fetuses, especially by favoring the outlawing of abortion on the ground that it is the taking of a human life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Same as antiabortion; -- used by those opposed to voluntary abortion, to emphasize their view of a fetus as already living, and to avoid the negative tone of a word beginning with “anti-”.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or supportive of the right to life; believing that life should be protected from its beginning to natural death in all or most circumstances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective advocating full legal protection of embryos and fetuses (especially opposing the legalization of induced abortions)

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  • “A Senate candidate has legally changed his name to Pro-Life and will appear on the ballot that way this year, state election officials say.�?

    CBS News, Aspiring Pol Changes Name To Pro-Life, March 18, 2008

    October 7, 2008

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    October 7, 2008

  • You're welcome to it, bilby.

    Really. Take it. Please.

    October 7, 2008

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    October 8, 2008

  • Yes. That's exactly right, c_b. Those are our conditions.

    Please?

    October 8, 2008

  • Tomatina! Image search on!

    October 8, 2008

  • Backformation from proliferative?

    October 14, 2009