By Kathy Rudy
Past Pro-Life and Pro-Choice is a present to all who are looking to extend their knowing of the spiritual, ethical, and philosophical facets of the abortion debate. Ethicist Kathy Rudy examines 4 platforms of trust - Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, feminism, and classical liberalism as expressed within the scientific occupation - and divulges the position abortion performs in each one. She indicates why, in each one case, rules, approximately abortion are not likely to alter - simply because they emerge from each one community's deeply held values and issues, which differ from neighborhood to group. She demonstrates that developing the abortion debate as a decision among "pro-life" and "pro-choice" has distorted and misrepresented the ways in which many folks relate to the problem of abortion, and has obscured the variety of trust either between and inside of groups and participants.
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Most of these to have their babies she wasn't a family to I began to knew growing up who had made dropped out of my class in parochial school to have babies and at least half a dozen St. the most is ought to go somewhere, girls went and then put them up for the College of left to high some other city adoption through Catholic agencies. " Inside the world of tradi- and theologically intertwined system which makes these decisions not only necessary. This system sustains these possible, but women and directs them against the "easier" solution of abortion, which they recognize as a sin.
Pregnancy to attempt without amniocentesis. is But when and 60s and older about the in their 50s may chil- dren they bore while in their 30s and 40s, they do not talk about fear of Down's Syndrome haunting these pregnancies. That that they were not indeed at was not being brought of the Women risk, risk. '^ statistics are — is these number that while number of is we feel we need these equally fear their results. how many women not available regarding increases yearly. sion to abort The problem with tests.
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Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the Abortion Debate by Kathy Rudy