The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice (Contemporary Issues Series) / Edition 3

The Ethics of Abortion: Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice (Contemporary Issues Series) / Edition 3

by Robert M. Baird
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1573928763

ISBN-13: 9781573928762

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Comprehensive and balanced, this new third edition again makes available the most useful writing on the controversial abortion issue. Twenty-four essays and four excerpts from landmark Supreme Court decisions - including eleven new outstanding contributions - cover the history of abortion in the pre-Roe period; creative responses to the problem of abandoned infants;

Overview

Comprehensive and balanced, this new third edition again makes available the most useful writing on the controversial abortion issue. Twenty-four essays and four excerpts from landmark Supreme Court decisions - including eleven new outstanding contributions - cover the history of abortion in the pre-Roe period; creative responses to the problem of abandoned infants; abortion in relation to the Constitution, feminism, and Christianity; and fundamental moral issues surrounding this polarizing controversy.
Contributors include Joan C. Callahan, Sidney Callahan, Gregg Easterbrook, Harry J. Gensler, Rick Hampson, Jack Hitt, Miriam Jordan, Gary Leber, Daniel C. Maguire, Don Marquis, Kathryn E. May, Michael W. McConnell, Ellen Messer, Anna Quindlen, Roger A. Paynter, Jeffrey H. Reiman, Richard Selzer, Richard Schoenig, Paul D. Simmons, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Mary Anne Warren, John T. Wilcox, Naomi Wolf, and Melvin L. Wulf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573928762
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Contemporary Issues Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
798,147
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Part 1.Abortion: Finding the Issue
1.Abortion19
2.The Bad Old Days25
3.The Abortion Orphans32
4.Saving Babies Left to Die: States Providing Safe Landing for Abandoned Infants34
5.Brief Lives40
6.Who Will Do Abortions Here?45
Part 2.Abortion and the Constitution
7.Roe v. Wade: The 1973 Supreme Court Decision on State Abortion Laws63
8.Webster v. Reproductive Health Services73
9.Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Robert P. Casey92
10.Don Stenberg, Attorney General of Nebraska et al., Petitioners v. Leroy Carhart119
11.Roe v. Wade at Twenty-five: Still Illegitimate135
12.On the Origins of Privacy139
13.Religious Liberty and Abortion: Casey as Catch-22146
Part 3.Abortion and Feminism
14.Abortion and the Sexual Agenda167
15.Our Bodies, Our Souls179
Part 4.Abortion and Christianity
16.We Must Rescue Them195
17.A Catholic Theologian at an Abortion Clinic199
18.Personhood, the Bible, and Abortion207
19.Christians and Abortion224
20.Life in the Tragic Dimension: A Sermon on Abortion231
Part 5.Abortion and Moral Philosophy
21.A Defense of Abortion241
22.Nature As Demonic in Thomson's Defense of Abortion257
23.On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion272
24.An Appeal for Consistency280
25.The Fetus and Fundamental Rights295
26.Why Abortion Is Immoral309
27.Asymmetric Value and Abortion, with a Reply to Don Marquis328
28.Abortion and Brain Waves343
Contributors353

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