Pro-choice is most commonly used to describe the position which advocates the existence of a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an abortion, but is also used to describe a position of support of a person's right to choose whether or not to end his or her life by euthanasia or assisted suicide and other social ethic issues concerned with ones personal autonomy. The term is most often used to emphasize a position of bodily integrity, individual sovereignty and self-determination, particularly on issues of public policy, law, political controversies and medical ethics.
- Sheila McLean, First Do No Harm: Law, Ethics and Healthcare, 2006, p. 453
- Jack M. Balkin and Reva B. Siegel, The Constitution in 2020, 2009, p. 246
- Makau Mutua, Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions, 2009, p. 236