The Ethics of Abortion: Pro Choice vs. Pro Life

The Ethics of Abortion: Pro Choice vs. Pro Life

by Robert M. Baird, Stuart E. Rosenbaum

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Library Journal - Library Journal
With its 11 essays and its recounting of the Blackmun decision of Roe v. Wade, this book lays out the arguments on abortion. Four argue against and seven in favor of abortion, though some believe that it is not always permissible. Most center on the basic principles: life should be protected and individuals should be free from interference with their bodies. One side asks if fetuses are really living persons; the other if pregnancy is really an invasion against which women are entitled to respond. A few search out new ground; Charles Hartshorne says that the issue is not whether abortion is wrong but whether society should make a woman's decisions for her. Mostly missing are the deep issues. Paul Ramsey mentions God, but no one presents a fully worked-out theory of the meaning of life.-- Leslie Armour, Univ. of Ottawa
Twelve essays present the complex issues from a wide range of perspectives. No index. No integrated bibliography (though most of the essays have notes). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Prometheus Books
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Contemporary Issues in Philosophy Series
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