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pro-life


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An ideological position which opposes abortion on the grounds of the inviolable rights of the foetus as a moral subject. These rights are seen as ‘trumping’ all countervailing considerations claimed by pro‐choicers, though there are some differences of opinion on appropriate action in ‘tough cases’ (e.g. where the mother's life is threatened by continuation of the pregnancy).

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Subjects: Politics.


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