Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice by Francis J. Beckwith | 9780521691352 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice

Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice

by Francis J. Beckwith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521691354

ISBN-13: 9780521691352

Pub. Date: 08/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


About the Author:
Francis J. Beckwith is associate professor of philosophy and jurisprudence, Baylor University

Overview


About the Author:
Francis J. Beckwith is associate professor of philosophy and jurisprudence, Baylor University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521691352
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: Who and What Are We and Can We Know It?     xi
Moral Reasoning, Law, and Politics
Abortion and Moral Argument     3
The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and Abortion Law     18
Abortion, Liberalism, and State Neutrality     42
Assessing the Case for Abortion Choice and Against Human Inclusiveness
Science, the Unborn, and Abortion Methods     65
Popular Arguments: Pity, Tolerance, and Ad Hominem     93
The Nature of Humanness and Whether the Unborn Is a Moral Subject     130
Does It Really Matter Whether the Unborn Is a Moral Subject? The Case from Bodily Rights     172
Extending and Concluding the Argument
Cloning, Bioethics, and Reproductive Liberty     203
Conclusion: A Case for Human Inclusiveness     226
Notes     231
Selected Bibliography     287
Index     291

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