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Abortion in perspective : the rose palace or the fiery dragon?

Author: Donald DeMarco
Publisher: Cincinnati : Hiltz & Hayes Pub. Co., ©1974.
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DeMarco, Donald.
Abortion in perspective.
Cincinnati : Hiltz & Hayes Pub. Co., ©1974
(OCoLC)903427608
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald DeMarco
ISBN: 0910728070 9780910728072 9780910728065 0910728062
OCLC Number: 1164147
Notes: On label mounted on title page: Foreword by Marshall McLuhan ; illustrated by William Kurelek.
Description: xiv, 194 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I. The force of philosophy : 1. What is the role of philosophy in the abortion debate? The relevance of philosophy --
2. What are the philosophies behind the pro-abortion movement? The philosophical roots in western culture for the pro-abortion stand --
3. The United States Supreme Court Ruling: Roe vs. Wade, January 22, 1973, Abortion reform: Democracy or authoritarianism? --
4. Is the pro-abortionist the realist and the anti-abortionist the idealist? Abortion and the realist --
5. Is modern man losing his reverence for life? Does wonder ever cease? --
6. Should civil laws concerning abortion allow maximum leeway for the exercise of private conscience? Conscience and civil laws. II. Whose child is this? The nature of the foetus and the question of his rights : 7. What is the biological evidence? The merchants of Calumny --
8. Along with the trees and the stars, does the foetus have a right to be here? The right to be born --
9. What are the natural causes that bear upon the formation and development of the foetus and what moral implications do they carry? The foetus: his humanity and his rights --
10. What are society's responsibilities to pregnant women and their developing unborn? Life and liberty: smoke and revolution --
11. Why do some pro-abortionists feel that the foetus's being unwanted should override his being human? "All's right with the world" --
12. Whose child is this? Does the foetus belong to his mother, his father, society, or himself? The answer lies in the form of a paradox: The polies of the paradox: Speakers for stereophonic thought. III. Restoring missing values: the real values that have been ignored, obscured, or misplaced in the attempt to justify abortion : 13. Care --
The primacy of care --
14. Personal love --
Is mankind an object of love? --
15. Faith and the moral imagination --
Rape and abortion: the loss of faith; the death of the moral imagination --
16. The right to one's future --
Time on my hands --
17. The acceptance of natural human limitation --
Freedom as a one-eyed Jack --
18. Involvement with one's neighbor --
The bland Samaritan. IV. Glimpses of the transcendent: The transcendent implications of conception, pregnancy, and birth : 19. The union, peace, beginning, and hope represented by pregnancy --
Pregnancy: the peace movement without peer --
20. Is abortion chosen for love or pity for the unborn? Abortion: love or pity? --
21. Legal abortion includes the legality of putting an end to the human race --
Humanicide as a viable alternative --
22. The logical and symbolic involvement of Christ in every act of abortion --
Abortion, Christianity, decide --
23. "The birth of children is the death of parents" --
Birth and death: the rose palace and the fiery dragon --
24. The woman's fear of not having control over her own body --
Me and my shadow. V. The climate of culture: the climate of contemporary culture which has helped to breed and foster the pro-abortion mentality : 25. Is contemporary culture replacing the need to love with the desire for affluence? Modern fastidiousness: has it made love obsolete? --
26. Are there any compelling or even legitimate reasons left to have a baby? Why have a baby, anyway? --
27. Is the foetus merely a population statistic? The playboy and his mechanical bride: the sterile couple --
28. Abortion as a means of building a utopian society ; Society as an art form --
29. What contemporary culture commands people to prize ; The new Ten Commandments --
30. How the abortion mentality logically and existentially leads to euthanasia ; Diary of an expectant mother. VI. A strategy in review: a critical analysis of the pro-abortion strategy : 31. The pro-abortionists' mentality and the plot to kill Caesar --
Parallels in treachery --
32. How to distinguish propaganda from dialogue when reviewing pro- and anti-abortion thinking --
Propaganda, dialogue, and abortion --
33. Why the expression "Every child should be wanted" is more harmful than helpful, more illusory than enlightening --
Avoiding unwanted pregnancies and eliminating unwanted children through the magic of the slogan --
34. The slogan begins where thinking leaves off --
slogans, sloganeers, and sloganeering --
35. Five steps in the developing prejudice against the unborn --
a progress profile: from prejudice to genocide through violence --
36. The misuse of words as a technique to obscure the reality of an abortion --
unidentified flying words. VII. A twist of irony: incongruities in pro-abortion thinking : 37. How an illogical structure and a rhetorical content can 'prove' just about anything --
a radical liberal's nostrum for justifying just about anything --
38. A new, flexible Hippocratic oath geared to satisfy everyone --
updating the Hippocratic oath --
39. How the reasons for abortion may be extended to justify infanticide --
The society for a human continuance --
40. The incongruity of a pro-abortion philosophy in the context of the sinking Titanic --
"A night to remember": a modernized fable --
41. Can any of us be safe from the devastating implications of pro-abortion thinking? A brief report concerning life on the blue planet --
42. The pro-abortion liberationist absurdity of trying to out-do God: liberation.
Responsibility: Donald De Marco.

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