we believe that in the case of embryonic stem cell research, being pro-life means that one supports the quest for better treatments and cures for the 100 million Americans who suffer from cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, spinal cord injuries and other debilitating diseases and disorders for which stem cell research provides great hope. (Sean Tipton, president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research.)
By that definition, I suppose we could define war as "pro-life". And maybe some cases of genocide. As long as some lives are saved in the snuffing out of others?
Perhaps the only people in history we can define as not pro-life are pacifists not willing to kill in defense of themselves or others?
This would all make sense as we already know that, in the abortion debate, it's the abortionists that are the true pro-lifers.