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Title:
Abortion
Author:
Currie, Stephen, 1960-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents opposing viewpoints on abortion, discussing such issues as morality, legality, restriction of abortion rights, and research using aborted fetal tissue.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780737702293

9780737702286
Format :
Book

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Presents opposing viewpoints on abortion, discussing such issues as morality, legality, restriction of abortion rights, and research using aborted fetal tissue.


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Presents opposing viewpoints on abortion, discussing such issues as morality, legality, restriction of abortion rights, and research using aborted fetal tissue.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-This accessible title is somewhat different from the publisher's popular and well-written "Opposing Viewpoints" series. Unlike those books, this "digest" is written by a single author who presents all sides of each argument based on primary-source material. After a concise introduction to the emotionally charged topic, Currie discusses the morality and legality of abortion, partial-birth abortion, parental consent laws, and the ethics of fetal-tissue research. These and other topics provide readers with ample material for research and thought-provoking perspectives. Study questions, fast facts, excerpts from related documents, a directory of national organizations, and a further reading list are appended. The large typeface and short length make this a research tool within reach of reluctant readers.-Katie O'Dell, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-This accessible title is somewhat different from the publisher's popular and well-written "Opposing Viewpoints" series. Unlike those books, this "digest" is written by a single author who presents all sides of each argument based on primary-source material. After a concise introduction to the emotionally charged topic, Currie discusses the morality and legality of abortion, partial-birth abortion, parental consent laws, and the ethics of fetal-tissue research. These and other topics provide readers with ample material for research and thought-provoking perspectives. Study questions, fast facts, excerpts from related documents, a directory of national organizations, and a further reading list are appended. The large typeface and short length make this a research tool within reach of reluctant readers.-Katie O'Dell, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Introduction: The Increasingly Complex and Emotional Debate over Abortionp. 8
Chapter 1 Is Abortion Immoral?
1. Abortion Is Murderp. 24
2. Abortion Is Not Murderp. 30
Chapter 2 Should Abortion Be Legal?
1. Abortion Should Be Legalp. 37
2. Abortion Should Only Be Legal in Certain Casesp. 44
3. Abortion Should Be Illegalp. 50
Chapter 3 Should Abortion Rights Be Restricted?
1. Partial-Birth Abortions Should Be Bannedp. 61
2. Partial-Birth Abortions Should Not Be Bannedp. 66
3. Parental Consent Laws Are Necessaryp. 72
4. Parental Consent Laws Have Harmful Effectsp. 78
Chapter 4 Is Research Using Aborted Fetal Tissue Ethical?
1. Fetal Tissue Research Is Unnecessary and Immoralp. 85
2. Fetal Tissue Research Is Ethical and Will Save Livesp. 92
Study Questionsp. 99
Appendix A Facts About Abortionp. 101
Appendix B Excerpts from Related Documentsp. 102
Organizations to Contactp. 110
For Further Readingp. 115
Works Consultedp. 116
Indexp. 121
About the Authorp. 127
Forewordp. 6
Introduction: The Increasingly Complex and Emotional Debate over Abortionp. 8
Chapter 1 Is Abortion Immoral?
1. Abortion Is Murderp. 24
2. Abortion Is Not Murderp. 30
Chapter 2 Should Abortion Be Legal?
1. Abortion Should Be Legalp. 37
2. Abortion Should Only Be Legal in Certain Casesp. 44
3. Abortion Should Be Illegalp. 50
Chapter 3 Should Abortion Rights Be Restricted?
1. Partial-Birth Abortions Should Be Bannedp. 61
2. Partial-Birth Abortions Should Not Be Bannedp. 66
3. Parental Consent Laws Are Necessaryp. 72
4. Parental Consent Laws Have Harmful Effectsp. 78
Chapter 4 Is Research Using Aborted Fetal Tissue Ethical?
1. Fetal Tissue Research Is Unnecessary and Immoralp. 85
2. Fetal Tissue Research Is Ethical and Will Save Livesp. 92
Study Questionsp. 99
Appendix A Facts About Abortionp. 101
Appendix B Excerpts from Related Documentsp. 102
Organizations to Contactp. 110
For Further Readingp. 115
Works Consultedp. 116
Indexp. 121
About the Authorp. 127

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