The Ethics of Abortion

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books

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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 polarising 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.

Table of Contents

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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