Abortion (Global Viewpoints)

Abortion (Global Viewpoints)

Description

Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index.

Table of contents

Contents......Page 6
Foreword......Page 12
Introduction......Page 15
CHAPTER 1 Abortion and Religion......Page 20
Buddhism Opposes but Does Not Condemn Abortion......Page 21
Hindu Ethics About Abortion Are Very Different from Western Ones......Page 34
Islam Condemns Almost All Abortions After Four Months......Page 42
Judaisms Approach to Abortion Is neither Pro-Choice nor Pro-Life......Page 53
Catholics Can Support a Pro-Choice Stand on Abortion......Page 59
Catholic Legislators Who Support Abortion Should Be Denied Communion......Page 68
Periodical Bibliography......Page 73
CHAPTER 2 Abortion and the Law......Page 74
In Ireland, Abortion Should Remain Illegal......Page 75
In Europe, Abortion Should Be Legalized......Page 81
Jamaica Should Rewrite Its Outdated Abortion Laws......Page 94
In Jamaica, Abortions Should Remain Illegal......Page 100
In Queensland, Australia, Legal Confusion over Abortion Must Be Addressed......Page 105
In Queensland, Australia, Abortion Laws Need Not Be Changed......Page 113
Periodical Bibliography......Page 119
CHAPTER 3 Abortion and Sex Selection......Page 120
Worldwide, Selective Abortions Cause Shortage of Women......Page 121
In China, Selective Abortions Have Created a Gender Imbalance......Page 128
In India, Women Feel Great Pressure to Abort Female Fetuses......Page 145
In the United States, Technology Will Legitimize Sex-Selective Abortion......Page 158
Sex Selection That Does Not Involve Abortion Is Ethical......Page 163
Sex Selection Is Unethical Even in the Absence of Abortion......Page 177
Periodical Bibliography......Page 186
CHAPTER 4 Abortion and Sex Education......Page 187
In South Africa, Women Need to Be Taught That Abortion Is Legal......Page 188
In Russia, Poor Sex Education Results in Too Many Abortions......Page 196
In Zimbabwe, Poor Education Results in Too Many Illegal Abortions......Page 204
In Scotland, High Abortion Rate Suggests Failure of Sex Education......Page 208
In England, Peer-Led Sex Education Does Not Reduce Abortions......Page 214
In the United States, Sex Education Contributes to High Abortion Rates......Page 220
Periodical Bibliography......Page 233
For Further Discussion......Page 234
Organizations to Contact......Page 236
Bibliography of Books......Page 241
Index......Page 244

Details

  • Author: Noah Berlatsky
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Press
  • ISBN-10: 0737749288, 073774927X
  • ISBN-13: 9780737749281, 9780737749274
  • Pages: 255
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 4.4M
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