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Thompson, Tamara.
Publication Information:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]

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227 pages ; 23 cm.
A compendium of opinion on the issue of abortion, including moral justification, women's health, and width of access.
Chapter 1. What is the current landscape of the abortion debate? Overview: abortion remains an emotionally and politically charged issue / Cheryl Wetzstein -- Roe vs. Wade at forty: most oppose overturning abortion decision / David Masci -- Women seek abortions for a variety of complex reasons / M. Antonia Biggs, Heather Gould, and Diana Greene Foster -- The modern personhood movement--what is it? / National Personhood Alliance -- Personhood for eggs would have dangerous consequences / Kaili Joy Gray -- Legal abortion faces renewed challenges and restrictions / Lyle Denniston -- Young people will shape the future of abortion access / Kate Sheppard. Chapter 2: Can abortion be morally justified? Yes: abortion can be morally justified. Safe and legal abortion is a human right / Center for Reproductive Rights -- Most Americans believe rape and incest justify abortion / The Associated Press -- Severe fetal defects justify late-term abortion / Jennifer Massoni -- No: abortion cannot be morally justified. Abortion can never be morally justified / American Life League -- The rights of a woman do not outweigh the rights of a child / -- Late-term abortion is infanticide / Mary L. Davenport -- Chapter 3: Is abortion harmful to women and society? Yes: abortion is harmful to women and society. Abortion violates human rights / Ward Ricker -- For communities of color, abortion is genocide / -- No: abortion is not harmful to women and society. Safe and legal abortion benefits public health / Jodi Jacobson -- Groundbreaking new study: what happens to women who can't get abortions / Kathleen Geier -- Abortion does not increase mental health problems for women / Denis Campbell -- Chapter 4: Should access to abortion be restricted? Overview: access to abortion varies widely from state to state / Alina Salganicoff, Adara Beamesderfer, and Nisha Kurani -- Yes: access to abortion should be restricted. Abortion should be banned, regardless of the circumstances / Patrick Johnston -- Parental consent laws protect teens / Teresa S. Collett -- Conscience laws are essential to protect health-care providers' beliefs / Joxel Garcia and Terry Michael Rauch II -- No: access to abortion should not be restricted. Abortion can save a woman's life / National Women's Law Center -- Denying abortion revictimizes women who have been raped / Tara Culp-Ressler -- Conscience laws deprive women of vital health-care services / Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux.
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