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"Pro choice" and "Pro Life"

Posted by Exiled on fleet street on January 23, 2007

"Pro choice" and "Pro Life"
The meaning of the phrases "pro choice" and "pro life" are fairly evident to anyone familiar with the abortion debates of the last half century. But what are the origins of these phrases? It seems to me that one was probably coined as a riposte to the other, but which came first? Does either of them have a named "inventor"? My dictionary simply says the origin is "U.S.: 1960s" - not very enlightening. Any ideas?
(PS I got thinking about this because of this interesting article:
http://www.slate.com/id/2158035/nav/tap2/