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
     
 

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

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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:
818,378
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Pt. IThe Issue
1Abortion15
2The Bad Old Days21
3The Abortion Orphans28
Pt. IIAbortion and the Constitution
4Roe v. Wade33
5Webster v. Reproductive Health Services42
6Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey60
7Again, a Struggle for the Soul of the Court86
8On the Origins of Privacy89
9The Center Holds!96
Pt. IIIAbortion and Feminism
10Abortion and the Sexual Agenda111
11Abortion and Feminism122
Pt. IVAbortion and Christianity
12We Must Rescue Them137
13A Catholic Theologian at an Abortion Clinic141
14Why Abortion Is a Religious Issue149
15Personhood, the Bible, and Abortion170
16Life in the Tragic Dimension187
Pt. VAbortion and Moral Philosophy
17A Defense of Abortion197
18Nature as Demonic in Thomson's Defense of Abortion212
19On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion226
20An Appeal for Consistency234
21The Fetus and Fundamental Rights249
22Is an Embryo a Person?263
Select Bibliography269
Contributors271

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