Title

Conclusion: Perspectives on the Politics of Abortion

Editors

Ted G. Jelen

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

8-22-1995

Publication Title

Perspectives on the Politics of Abortion

Publisher

Praeger

Publisher Location

Westport, CT

Edition

1

First page number:

177

Last page number:

199

Abstract

Perspectives on the Politics of Abortion examines the abortion issue from ethical, empirical, and legal angles and offers some rather unconventional analyses and surprising conclusions with regard to this familiar issue. One chapter argues that the emphasis on rights has made illegal and occasionally violent activity on the part of pro-life activists increasingly likely. Another chapter suggests that abortion is an instance of the more general right to self-defense. A chapter considers the problem of abortion from the standpoint of participants in the political process. And chapters examine the political tactics of the Roman Catholic Church and abortion rights in terms of constitutional due process. This important volume adds new voices and perspectives to the abortion debate.

Disciplines

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Political Science | Women's Studies

Language

English

Identifier

ISBN: 0275952258


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