Anti-abortion movement

social movement that opposes abortion
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The pro-life movement, also called the anti-abortion movement, is a group of people who believe that human life begins at conception and that the life of unborn children should be protected. People who believe this are sometimes called "pro-lifers". Pro-lifers believe that life begins at the moment of conception. They oppose abortion. As abortion is an important political topic, they are sometimes called anti-choice by the pro-choice movement.

A pro-life group protesting at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

People who are pro-life believe that all humans, including the unborn, have a right to live. They believe that having a human genome is enough for a developing organism to be called a living human being. Others believe that an organism should be identified as a living human being once a heartbeat has been detected. Pro-lifers think that abortion should be illegal. Many pro-lifers think women who are pregnant and do not want to raise a child should look for alternatives to abortion such as adoption.

There are many advocacy groups that try to convince people that abortion is wrong.

The pro-life movement is most associated with conservative politics. In one poll in the United States, 66% of conservatives called themselves pro-life. It is also associated with the Catholic Church.[1] Pope Francis has said that "Every child that isn't born, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus Christ, has the face of the Lord."[2]

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  1. Inc, Gallup. "Americans Misjudge U.S. Abortion Views".
  2. "A day after telling Catholics not to obsess with abortion, the Pope encourages doctors NOT to perform abortions". Mail Online. 20 September 2013.