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The Resource Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice, Francis J. Beckwith

Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice, Francis J. Beckwith

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Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice
Title
Defending life
Title remainder
a moral and legal case against abortion choice
Statement of responsibility
Francis J. Beckwith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Defending Life, first published in 2007, is arguably the most comprehensive defense of the pro-life position on abortion - morally, legally, and politically - that has ever been published in an academic monograph. It offers a detailed and critical analysis of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey as well as arguments by those who defend a Rawlsian case for abortion-choice, such as J.J. Thomson. The author defends the substance view of persons as the view with the most explanatory power. The substance view entails that the unborn is a subject of moral rights from conception. While defending this view, the author responds to the arguments of thinkers such as Boonin, Dworkin, Stretton, Ford and Brody. He also critiques Thomson's famous violinist argument and its revisions by Boonin and McDonagh. Defending Life includes chapters critiquing arguments found in popular politics and the controversy over cloning and stem cell research
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Beckwith, Francis
Dewey number
363.46
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767
LC item number
.B427 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
Label
Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice, Francis J. Beckwith
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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Contents
Abortion and moral argument -- The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and abortion law -- Abortion, liberalism, and state neutrality -- Science, the unborn, and abortion methods -- Popular arguments : pity, tolerance, and ad hominem -- The nature of humanness and whether the unborn is a moral subject -- Does it really matter whether the unborn is a moral subject? : the case from bodily rights -- Cloning, bioethics, and reproductive liberty -- Conclusion : a case for human inclusiveness
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181087444
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1 online resource (xv, 296 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511804885
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181087444
Label
Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice, Francis J. Beckwith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abortion and moral argument -- The Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, and abortion law -- Abortion, liberalism, and state neutrality -- Science, the unborn, and abortion methods -- Popular arguments : pity, tolerance, and ad hominem -- The nature of humanness and whether the unborn is a moral subject -- Does it really matter whether the unborn is a moral subject? : the case from bodily rights -- Cloning, bioethics, and reproductive liberty -- Conclusion : a case for human inclusiveness
Control code
181087444
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511804885
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181087444

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