Journals Higher Education



03 April 2003

304 Pages | 4 line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195160017

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Sacred Rights

The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions

Edited by Daniel C. Maguire

Many of the world's religions have a restrictive pro-natalist view on family planning. But as the essays in this volume demonstrate, this is not the only legitimate or orthodox view. Seeking to counteract the simplistic idea that all religions are antagonistic toward contraception and abortion, the authors--all members of the religions about which they write--present alternative interpretations of religions' views about family planning. Arguing for the existence of equally valid traditions that allow contraception and abortion, they avoid the oversimplified either/or, pro-choice/pro-life arguments, pointing the way toward a more open discussion of family planning.