Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice / Francis J. Beckwith.

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. Ca...

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Main Author: Beckwith, Francis.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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505 0 |a 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. 
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