Abortion, 1st Edition

  • Tamara Thompson
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  • ISBN-10: 0737776706
  • ISBN-13: 9780737776706
  • DDC: 362.1988
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 227 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on a current issue. Composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. Includes extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact for more information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the Current Controversies Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
What Is the Current Landscape of the Abortion Debate?.
1: Overview: Abortion Remains an Emotionally and Politically Charged Issue.
2: Roe v. Wade at Forty: Most Oppose Overturning Abortion Decision.
3: Women Seek Abortions for a Variety of Complex Reasons.
4: The Modern Personhood Movement—What Is It?.
5: Personhood for Eggs Would Have Dangerous Consequences.
6: Legal Abortion Faces Renewed Challenges and Restrictions.
7: Young People Will Shape the Future of Abortion Access.
Can Abortion Be Morally Justified?.
8: Chapter Preface.
9: Safe and Legal Abortion Is a Human Right.
10: Most Americans Believe Rape and Incest Justify Abortion.
11: Severe Fetal Defects Justify Late-Term Abortion.
12: Abortion Can Never Be Morally Justified.
13: The Rights of a Woman Do Not Outweigh the Rights of a Child.
14: Late-Term Abortion Is Infanticide.
Is Abortion Harmful to Women and Society?.
15: Chapter Preface.
16: Abortion Violates Human Rights.
17: For Communities of Color, Abortion Is Genocide.
18: Safe and Legal Abortion Benefits Public Health.
19: Groundbreaking New Study: What Happens to Women Who Can’t Get Abortions.
20: Abortion Does Not Increase Mental Health Problems for Women.
Should Access to Abortion be Restricted?.
21: Overview: Access to Abortion Varies Widely from State to State.
22: Abortion Should Be Banned, Regardless of the Circumstances.
23: Parental Consent Laws Protect Teens.
24: Conscience Laws Are Essential to Protect Health-Care Providers’ Beliefs.
25: Abortion Can Save a Woman’s Life.
26: Denying Abortion Revictimizes Women Who Have Been Raped.
27: Conscience Laws Deprive Women of Vital Health-Care Services.
Organizations to Contact.