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Ethics Of Abortion, The : Contemporary Issues (Prometheus) - Robert M. Baird

Ethics Of Abortion, The

Contemporary Issues (Prometheus)

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When The Ethics of Abortion first appeared, this powerful collection of essays gained instant recognition as one of the first attempts to present both sides of the abortion debate in the words of leading proponents. Now, after two major Supreme Court cases, intense political wrangling, and heavy media coverage of often violent public demonstrations, the editors have updated and revised this groundbreaking book by adding thirteen new selections and retaining many popular selections from the previous edition. Comprehensive and balanced, this popular volume in Prometheus's "Contemporary Issues" series offers nineteen essays and three excerpts from the high court's opinions in Roe v. Wade, which changed the face of abortion law for all time; Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989), which regulated the use of public facilities for abortions; and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992), which imposed a waiting period and permitted parental notification. This provocative anthology covers such compelling issues as the pre-Roe abortion period in American history, abortion and the Constitution, abortion and feminism, abortion and Christianity, as well as the fundamental moral issues.

Introductionp. 9
Abortion: Finding the Issue
Abortionp. 19
The Bad Old Daysp. 25
The Abortion Orphansp. 32
Saving Babies Left to Die: States Providing Safe Landing for Abandoned Infantsp. 34
Brief Livesp. 40
Who Will Do Abortions Here?p. 45
Abortion and the Constitution
Roe v. Wade: The 1973 Supreme Court Decision on State Abortion Lawsp. 63
Webster v. Reproductive Health Servicesp. 73
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Robert P. Caseyp. 92
Don Stenberg, Attorney General of Nebraska et al., Petitioners v. Leroy Carhartp. 119
Roe v. Wade at Twenty-five: Still Illegitimatep. 135
On the Origins of Privacyp. 139
Religious Liberty and Abortion: Casey as Catch-22p. 146
Abortion and Feminism
Abortion and the Sexual Agendap. 167
Our Bodies, Our Soulsp. 179
Abortion and Christianity
We Must Rescue Themp. 195
A Catholic Theologian at an Abortion Clinicp. 199
Personhood, the Bible, and Abortionp. 207
Christians and Abortionp. 224
Life in the Tragic Dimension: A Sermon on Abortionp. 231
Abortion and Moral Philosophy
A Defense of Abortionp. 241
Nature As Demonic in Thomson's Defense of Abortionp. 257
On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortionp. 272
An Appeal for Consistencyp. 280
The Fetus and Fundamental Rightsp. 295
Why Abortion Is Immoralp. 309
Asymmetric Value and Abortion, with a Reply to Don Marquisp. 328
Abortion and Brain Wavesp. 343
Contributorsp. 353
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ISBN: 9781573928762
ISBN-10: 1573928763
Series: Contemporary Issues (Prometheus)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 1st September 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised