Open for Debate, 1st Edition

  • Tom Streissguth
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  • ISBN-10: 076149829X
  • ISBN-13: 9780761498292
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade +
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  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released December 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Explores the past, present, and future to shed light on complex, high-priority public policy. Offers the pros and cons of each issue with opinions from social policy experts. Photographs that appear in the print version of this title are excluded from the ebook version due to copyright restrictions.

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Where Americans Stand.
1: Abortion.
2: The History of Abortion.
3: The Court Considers Roe v. Wade.
4: The 1973 Decision.
5: Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
6: The Crossing-Over Ministry.
7: The Issues: Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life.
8: Mission of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
9: Mission of the National Right to Life Committee.
10: Pros and Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
11: Rights of Minors and Other Special Cases.
12: Teens with Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
13: Partial Birth Abortion Laws.
14: Rape and Incest.
15: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Rape Victims.
16: Abortion, Race, and Religion.
17: Black Women's Reproductive History.
18: Religious Attitudes on Abortion.
19: Medical Issues.
20: Resident Training Qualifications to Perform Abortions.
21: Clinics Face TRAP Laws.
22: Violence Task Force.
23: Europe's Human Rights Court Hears Abortion Case.
24: The Politics of Abortion.
25: Sandra Day O'Connor Breaks Tradition.
26: More Danger for Girls?.
27: State Restrictions on Abortion*.
28: Abortions Guaranteed by State Constitution or Statute.
Further Information.
Volume 1 Index.
About the Author.