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A compendium of opinion on the issue of abortion, including moral justification, women's health, and width of access.

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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs YA 362.1988 Tho (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9780737772050 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0737772050 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780737772067 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0737772069 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 227 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index.
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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 / 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.
Summary, etc.:
A compendium of opinion on the issue of abortion, including moral justification, women's health, and width of access.
Subject: Abortion > United States > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Young adult literature.

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