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Abortion : The Clash of Absolutes - Laurence H. Tribe


The Clash of Absolutes

Paperback Published: 17th September 1992
ISBN: 9780393309560
Number Of Pages: 336

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On profound questions of birth, death, and human choice that are raised by abortion-where opposing sides see no common ground-how can the conflict be managed? The abortion debate in the United States today involves all Americans in complex questions of sex and power, historical change, politics, advances in medicine, and competing social values. In this best-selling book, an eminent constitutional authority shows how the nation has struggled with these questions and then sets forth new approaches that reflect both sides' passionately held convictions. The paperback edition includes discussion of the latest court decisions and excerpts from the major cases, including the Supreme Court's landmark June 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

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Wise and powerful. . . . Intelligent people will not only learn something helpful from [this] book, they will also be able to read it. . . . The book is more than lucid: it is vibrant with ethical passion.--Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr.

Approaching Abortion Anewp. 3
From Roe to Websterp. 10
Two Centuries of Abortion in Americap. 27
Locating Abortion on the World Mapp. 52
Finding Abortion Rights in the Constitutionp. 77
The Equation's Other Side: Does It Matter Whether the Fetus is a Person?p. 113
The Politics of Abortion: From a New Right to the "New Right"p. 139
The Politics of Abortion: The Pro-Life Advocates in Powerp. 161
In Search of Compromisep. 197
Beyond the Clash of Absolutesp. 229
Afterwordp. 243
Notesp. 257
Abortion Case Lawp. 275
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780393309560
ISBN-10: 0393309568
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17th September 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 14.0  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1