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Pro-life is a word used by many religiously affiliated groups to shame women who have had abortions, may need an abortion in the future, use birth control and the morning after pill. Pro-lifers enjoy protesting at abortion clinics, including Planned Parenthood. Many pro-lifers believe that a fetus of rape or incest should be carried to term. Denying a woman her right to an abortion if she was a victim of rape or incest is undeniably cruel, seeing as those victims are often embarrassed to report the crime, suffer from sexual insecurity, and often require years of counseling to make them feel whole again. Without an abortion, those women would be forced to carry a reminder of their rape around for nine months. Also, people who would try to take away abortions, especially in low-income areas, don't have support systems in place for young and disadvantaged mothers. Children are EXPENSIVE. Many people cannot afford children. Also, there are seven billion people on earth. We should be reducing the number of children born, not increasing it. This is why birth control and the morning after pill are completely necessary.
Person 1: You can't have an abortion.
Person 2 (pregnant by rape 12 year old): But, I emotionally and physically am not able to carry this fetus to term. I could die easily in childbirth. I don't want to die. If I don't get an abortion, I'll have to drop out of school.
Person 1: Well, God wanted you to have this baby. That's why you're pregnant. Getting an abortion isn't pro-life.
by Peoplearedumb July 01, 2013
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An American political stance characterized by the belief that abortions constitute murder. Currently, America has legal abortions available to those who want and can afford them. Persons of the pro-life platform wish for abortion to be illegal. Compare to pro-choice
President Bush is pro-life.
by Anonymous November 14, 2003
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The belief that all life is sacred and deserves to be protected. One who is truly pro-life will oppose capital punishment, war, poverty, and all forms of physical or mental torture. Such a person will see abortion as a tragedy for all involved, not a "reproductive right" to be celebrated - and will work to end abortion, not by force or intimidation, but by working to change the social and economic conditions that lead people to choose abortion.
i hate it when people think that because i identify as pro-life, i would support such atrocities as capital punishment, pre-emptive war, or violence against women.
by oddkin September 12, 2005
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Anti-Women's rights crusaders (like Sarah Palin) who are against all forms of abortion, including cases of rape, disability, and when the women's right is in danger.

Right to know birth control and other methods of teen pregnancy prevention (ie sex education) is being denied by these poorly educated religious fanatics. They insist in abstinence only education, which does not actually do anything to prevent teen pregnancy. Statistics show that 8/10 chastity vow takers break these pleges.

30 years ago in Roe V Wade the supreme court ruled that Abortion was legal, this right has been restricted ever since down to outright banning.

Their followers are usually naive bandwagoners.
Me: The Fetus has no nervous system and is technically not alive until the 3rd trimester

Pro-lifer: PERSON #1 WANTS TO KILL BABIES.
by ZappyPantz July 16, 2009
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"An Evil Fuck"?
or
"An Annoying Idiot"?
Pro-life evangelical Christian group bomb an abortion clinic while saying that every life is precious...wtf???
by artisresistance March 08, 2009
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a euphemism for anti-abortion by spin doctors who think this sounds more wholesome.
The Fundamentalist Christian is pro-life, but only if that means she doesn't have to acknowledge the mulatto infant as a human being, and someone else will raise it in a third world country like Mexico or Botswana.
by Fundamentalist Bigot June 29, 2003
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A misleading phrase which should actually read: "Pro-governmental regulation and interference on actions that don't remotely nessesitate it."
I'm pro-life, because I believe the government is our moral authority, and knows what's best for us!
by YHHAWNFTPSHI May 29, 2009
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