Objectively, the prerogative is to enforce that any consensually or non-consensually pregnant woman is forced to give birth to her child, regardless of extreme physical pain, psychological trauma (rape,) potential death (miscarriage, vaginal bleeding,) their own fully developed humanity, conscience, relatives, children, or the fact that the baby (no matter how valued by others) is of their creation and responsibility.

This indirectly portrays pregnant women as little more than human incubators; Pro-life is considered by some to be an unconscious form of female objectification/anti-feminism.

Some Pro-lifers (some of whom are men and/or otherwise incapable of experiencing the pain of child-birth) seem to believe they have a self-given right to regulate the abilities of pregnant women.

However, it should be noted that despite some Pro-lifers are an embarrassment to others, some are actually polite, intelligent and have substantial respect for the concerns/conditions of pregnant mothers.
Jack: "Just because I'm pro-life doesn't mean I condone violence against women, or the reduction of their rights."

Jamie: "You could be in support of specific women's rights, but that doesn't change the fact you condone the removal of one of two significant choices made available to mothers and rape victims."

Jack: "I can understand your sentiments, but my approach to the removal of abortion would be gradual, sensitive and respectful."

Jamie: "Maintaining such a seemingly justifiable cause would be challenging in light of your blatant opposition to established women's rights."

Jack: "It would be replaced with a system that provided unanimous support and respect for pregnant women."

Jamie: "Well, at least you'd be willing to establish such a system in its place, as opposed to just destroying abortion clinics and bellowing misogynistic profanities."

Jack: "I know you don't agree with my sentiments, but thanks for at least understanding them."

Jamie: "No problem, I suppose not all Pro-lifers are bad."
by A Random Individual October 06, 2012
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
The attitude or philosophy that counts all human life as sacred and inviolable, from the moment that life exists, at conception, especially since the baby is alive and growing, and different in every way from either parent. Those who are pro-life reject abortion and euthanasia as murder.
The abortionist was intent on continuing his bloodthirsty destruction of babies for many years, and the law was doing nothing to prevent it. Being pro-life, we were left with a choice of taking one life, or turning our backs and allow the killing of thousands to continue. We dearly would have loved to take no life at all, but the abortionist, being a mass murderer, had prevented that choice from being available.
by Pro-Love Girl April 25, 2010
A term invented by anti-abortionists to refer to being anti-abortion.
Everyone is pro-life you idiot, what you are is anti-abortion.
by xRoBx August 06, 2004
being against abortion and stem cell research and other things like that which involve killing an unborn kid.

don't hate on be because of this, but i am mostly democratic and liberal but i am also pro life. i think that if a mom has a child that they can't take care of or one that they don't want, they should have been more responsible they should adopt. killing them isn't the answer.
she was pro life so she didn't get an abortion
Someone who believes that ALL life is sacred not just the life of an unborn human being. True pro-lifers do not support capital punishment.
John is a true pro-lifer, he believes that all life is sacred and should not be killed for convenience(98% of abortions are for convenience,not medical or rape) or to prove that killing is wrong.
by The Truth May 18, 2005
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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