The moral case for abortion / Ann Furedi.

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This book sets out the ethical arguments for a woman's right to choose. Drawing on the traditions of sociological thinking and moral philosophy, it maintains that there is a strong moral case for recognizing autonomy in personal decision-making about reproductive intentions. More than this, it argues that to prevent a woman from making her own choice to continue or end her pregnancy is to undermine the essence of her humanity. The author, a provider of abortion services in the UK, asserts that true respect for human life and true regard for individual conscience demand that we respect a woman's right to decide, and that support for a woman's right to a termination has moral foundations and ethical integrity.


London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

Physical description

xi, 165 pages ; 22 cm



Introduction. Why abortion needs a moral defense -- Why abortion is a fact of life -- The case against abortion -- The case against "the case against" -- It is human? : Do we care? -- Because women are people -- A matter of choice -- Concluding thoughts.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) and index.


Where to find it

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    Medical Collection
    WQ400 2016F98m
    Open shelves

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