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Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice

Author: Francis Beckwith
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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Defending Life, first published in 2007, is arguably the most comprehensive defense of the pro-life position on abortion - morally, legally, and politically - that has ever been published in an academic monograph. It offers a detailed and critical analysis of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey as well as arguments by those who defend a Rawlsian case for abortion-choice, such as J. J. Thomson. The author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Beckwith, Francis.
Defending life.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006101329
(OCoLC)77476508
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Beckwith
ISBN: 9780511335488 0511335482 9780511804885 0511804881
OCLC Number: 181087444
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 296 pages)
Contents: Abortion and moral argument --
The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and abortion law --
Abortion, liberalism, and state neutrality --
Science, the unborn, and abortion methods --
Popular arguments : pity, tolerance, and ad hominem --
The nature of humanness and whether the unborn is a moral subject --
Does it really matter whether the unborn is a moral subject? : the case from bodily rights --
Cloning, bioethics, and reproductive liberty --
Conclusion : a case for human inclusiveness.
Responsibility: Francis J. Beckwith.

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