Abortion

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Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a...

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Overview

Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737749274
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 8/23/2010
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Abortion and Religion

1 Buddhism Opposes but Does Not Condemn Abortion Damien Keown 20

2 Hindu Ethics about Abortion are Very Different from Western Ones Edward Omar Moad 33

3 Islam Condemns Almost All Abortions After Four Months Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari 41

4 Judaism's Approach to Abortion Is neither Pro-Choice nor Pro-Life Daniel Eisenberg 52

5 Catholics Can Support a Pro-Choice Stand on Abortion Jon O'Brien Sara Morello 58

6 Catholic Legislators Who Support Abortion Should Be Denied Communion Pete Vere 67

Periodical Bibliography 72

Chapter 2 Abortion and the Law

1 In Ireland, Abortion Should Remain Illegal William Binchy 74

2 In Europe, Abortion Should Be Legalized Gisela Wurm 80

3 Jamaica Should Rewrite Its Outdated Abortion Laws Zadie Neufville 93

4 In Jamaica, Abortions Should Remain Illegal Richard Ho Lung 99

5 In Queensland, Australia, Legal Confusion over Abortion Must Be Addressed Caroline de Costa Michael Carrette 104

6 In Queensland, Australia, Abortion Laws Need Not Be Changed Paul Dobbyn 112

Periodical Bibliography 118

Chapter 3 Abortion and Sex Selection

1 Worldwide, Selective Abortions Cause Shortage of Women Joan Delaney 120

2 In China, Selective Abortions Have Created a Gender Imbalance Wei Xing Zhu Li Lu Therese Hesketh 127

3 In India, Women Feel Great Pressure to Abort Female Fetuses Leela Visaria 144

4 In the United States, Technology Will Legitimize Sex-Selective Abortion William Saletan 157

5 Sex Selection That Does Not Involve Abortion Is Ethical David Heyd 162

6 Sex Selection Is Unethical Even in the Absence of Abortion Bart Engelen Antoon Vandevelde 176

Periodical Bibliography 185

Chapter 4 Abortion and Sex Education

1 In South Africa, Women Need to Be Taught That Abortion Is Legal Chelsea Morroni Landon Myer Kemilembe Tibazarwa 187

2 In Russia, Poor Sex Education Results in Too Many Abortions Chloe Arnold 195

3 In Zimbabwe, Poor Education Results in Too Many Illegal Abortions Irin 203

4 In Scotland, High Abortion Rate Suggests Failure of Sex Education Magnus Gardham 207

5 In England, Peer-Led Sex Education Does Not Reduce Abortions David A. Ross 213

6 In the United States, Sex Education Contributes to High Abortion Rates: Alabama Physicians for Life 219

Periodical Bibliography 232

For Further Discussion 233

Organizations to Contact 235

Bibliography of Books 240

Index 243

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