Abortion

978-1-86082-126-4
The Anscombe Bioethics Centre
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48 pages.

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Abortion

Watt, Helen

Introduction: Reasons for abortion. Methods of abortion. Effects on women. The Church and Abortion: The Bible. Christian tradition. Recent Church statements. Non-religious Arguments: Being a person. Having an interest. Stages of development. The start of life. Identical twinning. Human potential. Bodily rights. Responsibility for children. Prenatal tests. Unwanted children. Ectopic pregnancy. Responding to Abortion: Backstreet abortion. ‘Imperfect’ legislation. Doctors and nurses. Promotion of abortion. Social action. Further Reading. Church Documents. Glossary.