Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion: Constitutional Theory and Public Policy / Edition 1

Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion: Constitutional Theory and Public Policy / Edition 1

by James R. Bowers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275959643

ISBN-13: 2900275959646

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Bowers argues that, when correctly interpreted and applied, the Constitution and the theory of liberty on which it is based require government to reject the conventional pro-choice and anti-abortion perspectives as too extreme and incomplete. Instead, this book sets forth a position that government is constitutionally obligated to approach abortion policy from a…  See more details below

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Bowers argues that, when correctly interpreted and applied, the Constitution and the theory of liberty on which it is based require government to reject the conventional pro-choice and anti-abortion perspectives as too extreme and incomplete. Instead, this book sets forth a position that government is constitutionally obligated to approach abortion policy from a middle perspective. Relying on a jurisprudence of original theory, Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion forcefully asserts that government is constitutionally constrained to formulate abortion policy that is at once pro-choice and anti-abortion. In so arguing, this book walks readers through this constitutionally mandated middle position by introducing them to the liberal teachings of John Locke that were so influential to the framers of the Constitution and by applying this political theory to the major issues of the abortion controversy--including the individual liberty interest in the abortion decision, minors and abortions, the liberty interest of the fetal-being, and the Freedom of Choice Act.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900275959646
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
AUGM. VERS
Pages:
160

Table of Contents

Preface
1Reconciling the Irreconcilable1
2An Introduction to John Locke's Liberalism11
3Locke's Liberalism and the Constitution25
4A Lockean Understanding of the Liberty Interest in the Abortion Decision37
5The Abortion Decision and Minor Women63
6Fetal-Being Personhood, Preservation and Limits on the Abortion Decision85
7The Freedom of Choice Act105
List of Cases119
References121
Index129

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