Abortion / Noah Berlatsky, book editor

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Subjects: Abortion--Juvenile literature
Abortion--Religious aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Juvenile
Published: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2011
Series: Global viewpoints
Global viewpoints
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: 254 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Additional Authors: Berlatsky, Noah
Notes: LCCN: 2010005725
ISBN: 9780737749274 (hardcover)
ISBN: 073774927X (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780737749281 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0737749288 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-242) and index
Contents: ch.1. Abortion and religion. Buddhism opposes but does not condemn abortion / Damien Keown -- Hindu ethics about abortion are very different from Western ones / Edward Omar Moad -- Islam condemns almost all abortions after four months / Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari -- Judaism's approach to abortion is neither pro-choice nor pro-life / Daniel Eisenberg -- Catholics can support a pro-choice stand on abortion / Jon O'Brien and Sara Morello -- Catholic legislators who support abortion should be denied communion / Pete Vere -- ch. 2. Abortion and the law. In Ireland, abortion should remain illegal / William Binchy -- In Europe, abortion should be legalized / Gisela Wurm -- Jamaica should rewrite its outdated abortion laws / Zadie Neufville -- In Jamaica, abortions should remain illegal / Richard Ho Lung -- In Queensland, Australia, legal confusion over abortion must be addressed / Caroline de Costa and Michael Carrette -- In Queensland, Australia, abortion laws need not be changed / Paul Dobbyn -- ch. 3. Abortion and sex selection. Worldwide, selective abortions cause shortage of women / Joan Delaney -- In China, selective abortions have created a gender imbalance / Wei Xing Zhu, Li Lu, and Therese Hesketh -- In India, women feel great pressure to abort female fetuses / Leela Visaria -- In the United States, technology will legitimize sex-selective abortion / William Saletan -- Sex selection that does not involve abortion is ethical / David Heyd -- Sex selection is unethical even in the absence of abortion / Bart Engelen and Antoon Vandevelde -- ch. 4. Abortion and sex education. In South Africa, women need to be taught that abortion is legal / Chelsea Morroni, Landon Myer, and Kemilembe Tibazarwa -- In Russia, poor sex education results in too many abortions / Chloe Arnold -- In Zimbabwe, poor education results in too many illegal abortions / IRIN -- In Scotland, high abortion rate suggests failure of sex education / Magnus Gardham -- In England, peer-led sex education does not reduce abortions / David A. Ross -- In the United States, sex education contributes to high abortion rates / Alabama Physicians for Life
OCLC Number: 521753938
ISBN/ISSN: 9780737749274